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Shooting short video clips and taking pictures is something many people do on a daily basis (mainly with their smartphones) so with Christmas just around the corner it's a safe bet that the largest percentage of the global population will spend quite a bit of time doing the same but in a much larger scale. So since we will probably be doing the exact same thing we did our best to find a device that would make our lives easier when sharing our Christmas media collection with both family and friends. Well to our surprise in the end it didn't take that long to find such a device and to be more accurate it was actually delivered to us out of the blue (luck was on our side). So just as the title clearly states we spend the better part of last week testing the latest PlexEasy PX-650US Versatile DVD/CD Burner by Plextor.
PLEXTOR is a world-leading developer of award-winning solid state drives, and other high-performance digital storage devices for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. The PLEXTOR brand of storage and multimedia products is owned by Shinano Kenshi of Japan. Since the introduction of our very first CD-ROM back in 1989, PLEXTOR has had an obsessive approach to quality and performance. As we grew, PLEXTOR’s legendary optical drives became the performance benchmark against which all others in the industry were measured. Today that legend lives on, not only in our new generation of Blu-ray drives but in our multi-award winning solid-state drives. As additional users discover the benefits of our high-performance SSDs, our engineers continue to insist that every PLEXTOR product be designed to deliver maximum reliability and true performance. PLEXTOR answered the customers’ needs for the replacement of aging hard-drive technology with higher speed storage with the debut of its first SSD in 2009. In response to demand for our acclaimed SSDs, PLEXTOR is undertaking an aggressive expansion program and operating in more markets worldwide. This brings us closer to the users, which allows us to better meet their requirements. For example, we were one of the first to develop drives supporting SATA 6.0Gb/s, providing the performance needed for data- intensive applications.
My first encounter with Plextor was in the late 90's when i started using their CD Recorders (mostly SCSI ones) which at the time really had no competition from any other brand out there not only in terms of build quality and performance but also due to the impressive warranty given to their products (replacement drive at your doorstep within 2 working days). Since then Plextor has had quite a few bumps along the way (manufacturing unrivalled drives and pairing them with impressive support equals to an extremely heavy cost) and so they eventually stopped manufacturing their own optical drives (they now use LiteOn ones). However that also made it possible for them to venture into other fields such as external HDDs, Media Players, SSDs and innovative peripherals such as the PlexEasy PX-650US. So let's take a closer look and see just how much innovative and easy it really is to use the PX-650US Versatile DVD/CD re-writable burner by Plextor.