Plextor PlexWriter Premium CD Burner

PlexTools Professional is designed to give you total control over the PlexWriter settings. It sits as a little icon in your system tray until you’re ready to use it. If you choose to never use it, that’s fine too. Your PlexWriter will work like a standard CD Burner with the easy-to-use Easy CD Creator software. But, if you want more control just double click that icon to configure your drive.

With PlexTools you can change all those settings which are hard-coded into many competing devices. Things such as spindown time, stereo output levels, & direct memory access registry settings. You can even change the power settings of the laser when burning discs, although I’m not entirely sure why you would want to. They almost give you too much control. In fact, some screens trigger a pop-up warning you that if you don’t know what you’re doing you could damage the disc and/or drive. Ouch, scary.

There are so many features on the PlexWriter that is difficult to fit them all in this review. Silent Mode quiets up your drive by altering spin settings and tray eject speed. It really works too. A feature called SecuRec allows you to create password-protected CD-Rs. This is a great solution for those who want to backup and store sensitive data, but are afraid of copies falling into the wrong hands.


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