Plextor PX-716SA DVD Writer

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Plextor PX-716SA


OEM:
Plextor
Chipset:Sanyo
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW PCAV
16xDVD-R CAV
4xDVD-RW CLV
6xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW PCAV
6xDVD+RDL CLV
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SATA, 8MB
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$130 9.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Hyundai 4xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 LG 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.D01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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Works Great! Just bought 4 more for work and one 716UF(external) for a laptop. Plextor has been very reliable for me.


Comments posted by TheWizard from United States, June 15, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I just got my Taiyo Yuden 8X disk today
(YUDEN000-T02-00)

This drive burns them at 16X flawlessly. Plextor rocks !


Comments posted by Jan Klincewicz from United States, March 11, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





So far, this is the only SATA DVD writer I have seen, and since I wanted to expunge all IDE devices from my new dualie, it was my only choice. It has performed well so far, burning my 48X CD media and 8X DVDs. Very fast. The proof will be when I get my YUDEN000-T02-00 (Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD+R) and see f they burn at 16X as they are supposed to.

Plextor says they burn RECOMMENDED 8X MEDIA at 16X, then neglect to tell you WHAT media they recommend will work !!!


Comments posted by phillyjazz from United States, March 09, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.




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Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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