Plextor Awakens from Slumber, Announces New Optical Drives

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Keith E. Whisman

, and includes a utility to destroy data on CD and DVD media.

 

So I guess that it's easier than just breaking the disk by hand? 

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maxime29

Are they actually making the drives themselves or are these more rebadged drives?

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bloodgain

Can we expect to see a competitively-priced but well-made multi-layer Blu-Ray burner?  That would be nice!

I'll cross my fingers...

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Keith E. Whisman

Don't count on it. Plextor has always been a premium producer of CD/DVD burners. They have always charged a premium. I couldn't stomache paying $200dollars for a fast drive when I could get a drive that's a little slower for $50 to $60 dollars. 

 

Thing is that alot of companies are producing very fast dvd burners now and the average price is under $50bucks for a dvd burner and prices for BlueRay burners are dropping.

 

So if Plextor is going to really compete for market share then they are going to have to be more competitive when it comes to price and I just don't see them doing that. I could be wrong but I don't think they are going to last very long.  

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EvilHomerGD

Finally!  I've been waiting for what seems like forever for them to make a comeback!!

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horzo

Gah! I thought they had gone out of business. Just bought a cheapo SATA Lite-on yesterday to replace my old Plex.

Oh well.

 

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whitneymr

Good to see them back.

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FrancesTheMute

I used to use Plextor exclusively.  I hope they haven't forgotten how to make quality optical drives in their hiatus.

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