Just like every other product from Plextor, the optical drive features a number of innovative technologies. In this model, it is the Autostrategy feature that is the most important. The point of this technology is to choose the optimal burn strategy for each DVD disc. And it is possible to create new burn strategies for unknown media (recordable DVDs) that are missing in the firmware database. The drive’s memory can store up to 31 strategies. New burn strategies can be enabled/disabled and removed. You can view, save or print the list of new burn strategies. Besides that, the drive supports Media Quality Check, Write strategy creation, PlexEraser, SecureRecording, Buffer underrun proof, Silent mode, SpeedRead, GigaRec, VariRec, Q-Check, PoweRec, and PlexTools Professional (XL) technologies. The last one deserves a special mention.
The PlexTools Professional (XL) software allows to enable the mentioned innovations to achieve the best possible burn quality on a majority of media types. We’ve already described the capabilities of this program and the other technologies in our previous Plextor review.
The PX-760A drive comes with a software CD (its contents are shown in the screenshots above), a black faceplate, installation instructions, and an IDE cable. The average retail price of the drive is $107.