Lite-On made Plextor Drives coming soon
CDRLabs has the inside scoop that a new Plextor drive is in the works, manufactured by Lite-On.
“Based on the Lite-On DH-20A6S (iHAS120), the Plextor PX-806SA features an SATA interface and is capable of 20x DVDÂ±R, 8x DVDÂ±R and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds.”
“Plextor is trying to recapture some of the enthusiast market by offering a new utility that will allow users to tap into the drive’s more advanced features. Like PlexTools, this utility will perform various write quality tests and can measure things like FE/TE and jitter rates. Most likely, it will also control Lite-On’s SmartWrite and SmartErase functions, which are already very similar to Plextor’s own AUTOSTRATEGY and PlexEraser technologies.”
Plextor stopped its own in house design and manufacturing of optical disc drives in January 2007, most likely due to plummeting profits and fierce competition in the ODD market. They still continue to market and sell rebadged drives and have used BenQ, Pioneer and LG as suppliers in the past.