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Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Writer Review

Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Writer Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: In recent weeks the talk of the town has been a sleek black external 12x Blu-ray WRITER from the folks at Plextor. The Plextor PX-LB950UE connects via USB 3.0 or eSATA cables and is capable of burning single layer Blu-ray Disk (BD) media at 12x, double layer BD media at 8x and DVD-R media at 16x speeds. In addition, it supports the playback of Blu-ray 3D movie titles.
 60% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Plextor Jan 23 2012   Max Page  
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ODD Benchmarks: Nero DiskSpeed CD-R/RW, DVD+RW

Nero DiskSpeed 4: CD-R, CD-RW Media Source: Ahead Software

Nero DiskSpeed 4's recordable CD media tests are done twice, once with a CD-R disc rated to 1x-52x burn speed, and again with a CD-RW rated to 4x-32x. This test is performed by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running the benchmark. The software will detect if it is CD-R or CD-R/W media and run the appropriate tests.


CD-R


CD-RW


CD-R and CD-RW Media Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

Plextor PX-LB950UE

Lite-on iHAS524

Lite-on iHAS424

Media CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW CD-R CD-RW
Media Write Speed: 48x 32x 48x 32x 48x 32x
Avg Speed: 37.07x 21.44x 36.78x 24.09x 36.77x 24.09x
Start Speed: 21.62x 16.02x 21.63x 16.06x 21.62x 16.05x
End Speed: 48.03x 24.05x 48.53x 32.18x 48.51x 32.18x
Type CAV Z-CLV CAV Z-CLV CAV Z-CLV

The Plextor PX-LB950UE achieves its listed CD-R read speed of 48x and CR-RW read speed of 24x

Nero DiskSpeed 4: DVD+RW Media Source: Ahead Software

Nero's DiskSpeed 4 tests a DVD+RW rated to 2.4-4x. This test is done by simply placing the blank recording media into the burner and running the application. The software will detect the type of DVD media and run the appropriate test.


DVD+RW


DVD+RW Media Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

Plextor PX-LB950UE

Lite-On iHAS524

Lite-On iHAS424

Media DVD+RW DVD+RW DVD+RW
Media Write Speed: 4x 4x 4x
Avg Speed: 9.17x 9x 9x
Start Speed: 5.09x 4.96x 4.97x
End Speed: 12.26x 12.04x 12.04x
Random Seek Time: 116ms 105 ms 109ms
Interface Burst Rate 32 MB/s 58 MB/s 59MB/s
Type CAV CAV CAV

Plextor's PX-LB950UE maintains an average 9x read for DVD+RW media, slightly above the 8x rating.

Nero DiskSpeed 4: DVD-R Media Source: Ahead Software

Nero's DiskSpeed 4 tests a DVD-R by simply placing the blank recording media into the burner and running the app. The software will detect the type of DVD media and run the appropriate test.


DVD-R


DVD-R Media Benchmark Results

Optical Drive

Plextor PX-LB950UE

Lite-On iHAS524

Lite-On iHAS424

Media DVD-R DVD-R DVD-R
Media Write Speed: 16x 16x 16x
Avg Speed: 11.98x 12.09x 12.09x
Start Speed: 6.70x 6.78x 6.77x
End Speed: 16.01x 16.13x 16.14x
Type CAV CAV CAV

Nothing out of the ordinary with the Plextor PX-LB950UE's DVD-R read speed here - 16x is spot on.

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Contents of Article: Plextor PX-LB950UE
 Pg 1.  Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Writer Review
 Pg 2.  USB 3.0 or eSATA Data Cable?
 Pg 3.  ODD Benchmarks: Sandra 2011, Nero DiskSpeed Data / Audio
 Pg 4.  — ODD Benchmarks: Nero DiskSpeed CD-R/RW, DVD+RW
 Pg 5.  ODD Benchmarks: Nero DiskSpeed DVD+R DL, BD-R, Conclusions

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