on Monday announced the PX-708UF DVD+/-R/RW, an external FireWire 400/USB 2.0 drive for burning DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The dual interface device boasts a 2MB data buffer and comes with Roxio Toast 5 Lite for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x.
The PX-708UF supports 8X DVD+R and 4X DVD-R writing, 4X DVD+RW and 2X DVD-RW rewriting and 12X max DVD reading. The DVD/CD burner also offers 40X CD-R writing, 24X CD-RW rewriting and 40X max CD reading.
“Lossless Linking/Zero Link” technology lets you perform basic editing tasks directly on a DVD disc without reloading DVD content back to your computer. “Buffer Underrun Proof Technology” prevents buffer underrun errors, which means you can multitask during a recording session.
The Plextor drive, which has a manufacturer’s retail price of US$359 is slated to ship to distributors and resellers in North and South America in September. In addition to Roxio Toast 5 Lite, the PX-708UF drive includes a 30-day trial version of Dantz Retrospect data backup software (also Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x compatible).