PLEXTOR ANNOUNCES BLU-RAY DISC DRIVE
FOR NORTH AMERICAN MARKET
Burner Records 25GB to 50GB Discs for Removable Data Storage,
Computer Backup, and High-Definition Video
Offering up to 10 times more data storage capacity than DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) has the support of more than 170 companies, including the top film studios and consumer electronics manufacturers. The Plextor PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc drive is capable of burning more than 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video, or approximately 23 hours of standard-definition (SD) video, on a dual-layer 50GB disc. The drive is backwards compatible with existing DVD and CD media formats, including DVD-RAM, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW. Designed for easy compatibility with Microsoft Windows-based personal computers, the drive features an ATA (ATAPI) interface.
"Distributors, retailers, and end users have all been clamoring for a Plextor-branded Blu-ray Disc drive, so we are pleased to announce that we will begin shipping this device in early October," said Michael Arbisi, vice president of channel sales for Plextor. "This multi-function drive offers exceptional recording performance, broad-based PC compatibility, and unsurpassed data storage capacity in a disc no larger than a standard CD."