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    Name: 24/10/40A
    Company: Plextor
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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsStorage Jun 4th, 2020 - 2:34 PM EST
    Plextor 24x10x40a CD-RW
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: December 5th, 2001
    SLRating: 9/10
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    Pros & Cons


    • Burn-Proof Technology, No more CD coasters
    • PowerRec II Technology
    • Can do normal activities while burning
    • Fast 24X Write, 10X ReWrite, 40X Read
    • Performance up to specifications
    • Increased Reliability
    • Good Feature Set
    • Plextor Quality at its best


    • Does not record at 24X entire time
    • Slightly slower seek time than 16X
    • On the expensive side, cheaper 24X drives available


    This 24X burner is as good as they come. It has all the features you would expect from a 24X drive plus the quality you would expect from Plextor. The fast 24X recording speed isn't the only thing this drive has. It includes features like PoweRec-II and BURN-proof to ensure not only fast recording but high reliability as well. The lowered price tag have made this drive a nice buy for the average consumer. This drive holds true to the Plextor name, which is what you would expect. Let me tell you that it's pretty amazing to be able to burn a full CD in 3 minutes. Back in the day, I thought 10 minutes was great. I can't wait until burners come out that let you burn within seconds. Although perfection is hard to achieve, the PlexWriter 24/10/40A definitely comes close. It's not perfect and could use some slight improvements, such as better seek time and faster ReWrite speed. Until much faster and better CD recording drives are released, this is probably your best choice at the moment. The drive met and pretty much exceeds my expectations. Rest assured that you won't be disappointed with this drive. With the holiday season just around the corner, I'm sure this drive will be a popular item on many people's wish list. Lastly, I would like to thank Plextor for providing us with a review unit to make this possible.

    SLRating: 9/10

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    1. Introduction/Specs & Features
    2. Z-CLV/PowerRec II
    3. BURN-proof/First Impression & Installation
    4. Performance
    5. Is It A Worthy Upgrade?/Value
    6. Pros & Cons/Conclusion

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