Plextor ships dual-interface external 16x DVD burner

Plextor 16x DVD burner

today began shipping its external 16x DVD burner: the PX-740UF DVD+/-R/RW drive is a stylish black external drive with both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections. Users also can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on a single 8.5GB disk using 8X DVD+R on Double-Layer (DL) DVD media and 4X DVD-R on Dual Layer (DL) DVD media. The 10-in-1 DVD/CD burner supports 8X DVD+R DL, 4X DVD-R DL, and 16X DVD+/-R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 32X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading. It features a 2MB buffer, features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology, and supports DVD+RW background format, which eliminates the need to format a DVD+RW disc manually. It will ship later this month for $180.