About the PX-740A

Take a look at what Nero’s InfoTool shows about the PX-740A…

And here’s a snapshot of DVD Info Pro’s take on the PX-740A…


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Chipset Information

Plextor has changed chipsets for the PX-740A model from the Sanyo to Philips’ Nexperia PNX7860E chipset, which BenQ also used in their DW1640, which we included in our summer roundup.


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So, it seems like the PX-740A is just a re-badged DW1640. We can’t really say that “Plextor has stooped low”, since BenQ has made some pretty decent performing units in the past including the DW1640. With that said, the PX-740A obviously does not include any of the features that the PX-716A had, such as the GigaRec feature, which lets you burn larger amounts of media onto a standard CD.


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Take a look at what we should expect from the PX-740A…

Plextor PX-740A Feature List
DVD Write Performance DVD+R 16x: 22.16MB/s (CAV), 12x: 16.62MB/s (PCAV), 8x: 11.08MB/s, 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
DVD+RW 8x: 11.08MB/s (ZCAV), 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
DVD+R DL 8x: 11.08MB/s (PCAV), 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
DVD-R 16x: 22.16MB/s (CAV), 12x: 16.62MB/s (PCAV), 8x: 11.08MB/s, 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
DVD-RW 6x: 8.31MB/s (ZCAV), 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
DVD-R DL 4x: 5.54MB/s (ZCAV), 2.4x: 3.324MB/s
CD Write Performance CD-R 48x: 7.2MB/s (CAV), 40x: 6.0MB/s (CAV), 32x: 4.8MB/s (PCAV), 24x: 3.6MB/s (PCAV), 16x: 2.4MB/s (ZCAV), 12x: 1.8MB/s (ZCAV)
CD-RW 32x: 4.8MB/s (PCAV), 24x: 3.6MB/s (PCAV), 16x: 2.4MB/s, 10x: 1.5MB/s, 4x: 600KB/s (ZCAV)
Media Read Performance DVD-ROM 16x CAV, 12x CAV, 8x CAV, 6x CAV, 4x CAV
CD-ROM 48x CAV, 40x CAV, 32x CAV, 24x CAV, 16x CAV, 10x CAV
Supported DVD Modes and Formats DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, Multiborder, Multisession, DVD+VR, DVD-VR
DVD+R: Disc at Once, Multisession, Incremental Recording
DVD+R DL: Disc at Once
DVD+RW: Sequential Write, Random Access Write, DVD-R: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording
DVD-RW: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording, Restricted Overwriting, DRT-DM
Supported CD Modes and Formats - CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM Mode-2, CD-ROM XA, Photo-CD, Video-CD, Multisession, CD TEXT, CD-I, CD+G, Mixed CD
- Track at Once, Disc at Once, Packet Write (variable and fixed), Session at Once
Access Time <150ms (CD/DVD)
Buffer 2MB
Interface EIDE/ATAPI

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  • ssvegeta1010 - Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - link

    I could swear I saw this a while ago... where did it go? Reply
  • Hi - Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - link

    i saw it the other day too



    government coverup?
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  • mariush - Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - link

    just a glitch in the matrix.. deja-vu :) sorry for off-topic ... couldn't help it.. Reply
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    Probably had some fixing up to do, cause they know we're picky about spelling and things like that. Reply
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    after looking at them they actually added graphs and stuff, so i see why they took it back Reply
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    Your missing the graph's on pages 4 through 7. Reply
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    I'm tired of AT mislabeling pages. This is like the 3rd time I see it happen in the last 3 months. :( Reply
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    STFU

    I swear some of you on here are the most perfection-centered people I've ever seen. Give it a break.
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    Well, at least this is fixed, but how do I delete my own posts??? Reply

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