We at CDFreaks would like to present a review of one of the latest optical units from Plextor '“ the PlexEraser PX-0E100E. This device is basically a CD/DVD Data destructor device which destroys data on CD/DVD in a friendly and environmentally way.
Let us take a look at some of the company information found at Plextor Europe's website
Paid in Capital
Number of Employees
EUR 83.665.000 (FY 2003)
Plextor is a leading international manufacturer of extremely reliable, high quality recording equipment and is also one of the pioneers in the field of CD technology. From its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. Japan, Plextor has a built up tradition in the development and manufacture of advanced hardware and electronic precision equipment going back to 1918. With head offices in Japan, Europe and the United States the company mainly sells its products through a network of specialised computer dealers. Plextor Europe, established in Brussels, takes responsibility for sales, marketing and technical support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD recordable drives, CD/DVD media and USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash) and digital video converters.
If you are interested in reading more company information, please visit: Plextor
Ease of use:
Simply connect AC adapter and turn on the power switch.
Supported Disc types: (12 and 8cm)
- DVD+R DL
- DVD-R DL
The tray of the PlexEraser is orange to prevent wrong destruction of data.
- DVD single layer (DVD±R, DVD±RW): About 3 minutes.
- CD-R/RW: About 3 minutes.
- DVD double layer (DVD±R DL): About 6 minutes.
Result: When the operation has been completed, the erased disc shows 3 concentric circles.
Tray (50.000 times)
167.1mm(W) x 253.5mm(D) x 53mm(H)
AC 100~240V 60/50Hz
AC adapter: DC +12V/-10% 3A
Power typical consumption
2 year Fast Warranty Service (in EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return)
What's inside the box?
Since our sample was a pre-production unit and evaluation sample, there was no retail package included with the device.
Now it's time to take a look at the drive itself.
The bezel of the Plextor PlexEraser PX-0E100E is very similar to the ones used on Plextor PX-755 and PX-760. On the tray we can see various logo's, and we can also see an emergency eject hole, a dual coloured green/amber operation LED, and an orange eject button.
On the top of the drive we found one sticker witch contains a warning. Together with a Blue power LED.
The loading tray of the PlexEraser is orange to prevent wrong destruction of data, and there is also another warning label located on the loading tray.
On the underside of the drive we found two stickers. On one of the stickers we can see that the device was made in Japan, July 2006. The other sticker is an information sticker that the device is just a sample product and not a final product.
On the back of the drive there are a power ON/OFF switch and the power connector.
A picture of the AC power adaptor.
Now, let us install the drive and destroy some media…