Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

 

Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

Review:
Plextor PX-B940SA
Reviewed by: Wendy Collins Robertson
Provided by: Plextor Europe
Firmware: 1.04
Manufactured: January 2010

Plextor was kind enough to
send us the PX-B940SA Blu-ray writer for review. The drive supports Blu-ray writing
and reading, in addition, this drive also supports DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM and
CD-R/RW writing.

It’s always exciting to get
hold of a new piece of technology, especially when the leap in technology is so
far reaching as Blu-ray offers, with much improved storage capacity, the
possibility of being able to watch movies in High Definition, bringing a
completely new viewing experience.

In this review we will be
testing out the latest Blu-ray burner, the PX-B940SA from Plextor, one of the
world’s most respected electronics manufacturers.

The Plextor PX-B940SA supports
writing at 12x BD-R, 2x BD-RE, 16x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW, and 8x DVD+R DL/-R
DL writing technology, allowing Blu-ray discs of 50GB and DVD Double/Dual Layer
discs of 8.5GB to be written. In addition, the Plextor PX-B940SA also
supports DVD-RAM reading and writing at 5x.

Drive Specifications


We found the specifications of
the Plextor PX-B940SA at the Plextor website

Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

Packaging


Let’s take a look at the
packaging.

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Box front

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Box rear

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Box top

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Box left and right sides.

What’s inside the box


Now it’s time to take a look
at the drive itself and what the drive came shipped with.

Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

Our retail package contained
the Plextor PX-B940SA drive, SATA data cable, software CD-ROM, instruction
booklet, and mounting screws.

Now
let’s take a look at the drive.

Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

The bezel of the Plextor
PX-B940SA is plainly styled. We can also see various logos, an emergency eject
hole, single green LED and an eject button.

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Drive top

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Drive bottom

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On the top of the drive we
found two labels and we can see the drive was manufactured in China during January 2010.

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Plextor PX-B940SA Blu ray writer review

On the rear of the drive we
can see from left to right, SATA power and data connectors.

Now let’s
head on to the next page were we will take a look at the features of the
drive….