With the release of 8x DVD-Writers, every ounce of attention has been pried from yesterdays 4x DVD-Writers. Eventually, drives based on the second best write speed will soon be nothing more than a distant memory. While 8x write speed is exactly double that of 4x write speed, mathematical assumption of a 50% decrease in write time needed would be an erroneous conclusion. Even so, were sure some uninitiated readers would still have this hypothesis on their mind.
For a long time running, Plextor, the Lexus equivalent in the optical storage industry is a brand name renowned for quality and reliability. Drives bearing this name are amongst the handful of optical drives to be termed as high-end products, thus you can pretty much guess the high level of excitement and anticipation weve got when we received their latest 8x internal DVD-Writer. The usual doses of Plextors technologies such as Lossless Link, Burn-Proof and PowerRec have been injected into the PX-708A as well. If youre not conscious about the various technologies associated with optical drives, all the abovementioned features provides for a more reliable drive in a bid to minimize the frequency of failed writing as much as possible. Without much further ado, lets have a quick look through its technical specifications and zoom in on the benchmarks.