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Plextor PlexWriter RW 4/2/20

The PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20, Plextor's first high-performance CD ReWritable drive provides professional quality CD performance for writing, rewriting and...

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“Good Basic SCSI Drive”

published 12/06/2000

ProSCSI, cheap for a SCSI drive

Consthere are faster drives, IDE drives are cheaper

PlexWriter RW 4/2/20 During my last computer upgrade I decided to enter the world of CD writers and finally opted for this drive. Plextor are one of the leading CD-ROM drive manufacturers and only produce SCSI drives. Fortunately a basic interface card for SCSI CD-ROM drives can be bought for...

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Product Information : Plextor PlexWriter RW 4/2/20

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The PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20, Plextor's first high-performance CD ReWritable drive provides professional quality CD performance for writing, rewriting and reading. With the PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20, users get uncompromising dependability and performance. At 4X recording, 74 minutes of data can be backed up in under 20 minutes. The PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20 writes to CD-R media at 4X, to CD-RW media at 2X and reads CD-R and CD-ROM media at a minimum of 12X and maximum of 20X with 180ms average access time. The PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20's Fast SCSI burst rates, low CPU utilization, large buffer, added coding and synchronous data transfer all add up to increased efficiency and more reliable CD writing. To enhance reliable writes, once a blank CD-R disc is recognized by the drive's circuitry, the PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20 adjusts to provide the optimum laser power and length of burn for that particular media. Reliable CD writing is practically a guarantee with the PlexWriter. Build in Plextor's CD-ROM reader performance and get three drives in one - a blazing recorder, a reliable CD-ReWriter, and great CD-ROM reader with throughput that zips past any sixteen speed CD-ROM drive. An exciting new feature is support for UDF writable file system implemented through packet writing. Software included in Plextor's retail kits supports packet writing enabled CD SneakerNet. Packet writing capability now makes CD-R and CD-RW the least expensive removable and shareable media available. Users can simply drag and drop a file to the PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20 and share it with their colleagues, then later continue adding files and sharing the same CD disc. The PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20 also supports Plextor's own hard drive disaster recovery software. Users can record a copy of their hard drive, operating system, program files, and data directly to the PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20. If the hard drive fails, users can boot from the backup disc, then restore not only the data, but also the entire system with original configuration for every program previously installed. There is no need to reconfigure the programs, even the user's desktop is restored to its original configuration. For professional use, the PLEXWRITER RW 4/2/20 provides industry leading CD-RW performance for most applications such as backing up data, archiving images or video to CD, publishing data on CD, mastering new software programs, creating new multimedia titles, mixing and creating custom CD-Audio discs, CD duplication and file sharing.

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Product Description: Plextor PlexWriter RW 4/2/20 - CD-RW drive - SCSI

Device Type: CD-RW drive - external, CD-RW drive - internal, CD-RW drive

Colour: White

Interface: SCSI

Dimensions (WxDxH): 17.8 cm x 30.6 cm x 5.7 cm, 14.6 cm x 20.5 cm x 4.1 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg, 1.2 kg

Optical Storage: CD-RW, CD-RW - 5.25" x 1/2H

Read Speed: 20x

Write Speed: 4x

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 2x

Media Load Type: Tray

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Enclosure Type: Internal

OS Required: IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, UNIX, Microsoft Windows 95/98, Novell NetWare 3.11 or later, SunSoft Solaris, Apple MacOS

General

MPN: PX-W4220TE, PX-W4220TI/BP/K, PX-W4220Ti

Device Type: CD-RW drive - external, CD-RW drive - internal, CD-RW drive

Colour: White

Interface: SCSI

Width: 17.8 cm, 14.6 cm

Depth: 30.6 cm, 20.5 cm

Height: 5.7 cm, 4.1 cm

Weight: 2.7 kg, 1.2 kg

Enclosure Type: Internal

Optical Storage

Type: CD-RW, CD-RW - 5.25" x 1/2H

Read Speed: 20x

Write Speed: 4x

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 2x

Media Load Type: Tray

Buffer Size: 2 MB

Compliant Standards: Kodak PhotoCD, CD-DA, CD-XA, CDi

Access Time: 170 ms

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x storage - Fast SCSI - 50 pin HD D-Sub (HD-50)

Connections: 1 x storage - Fast SCSI - 50 pin HD D-Sub (HD-50), 1 x storage - Fast SCSI - 50 PIN IDC

Compatible Bays: 1 x front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H

Miscellaneous

Media Included Qty: 2

Mounting Kit: Not available, Optional

Rack Mounting Kit: Not available, Not required

MTBF: 50,000 hour(s)

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Package Type: Retail, Bulk, OEM

Power

Type: Power adapter

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Packet CD, WinOnCd

OS Required: IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, UNIX, Microsoft Windows 95/98, Novell NetWare 3.11 or later, SunSoft Solaris, Apple MacOS

Manufacturer Warranty

Type: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - carry-in

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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