Plextor PX-B940SA 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer - Specifications and Closer Look

Article Index
Plextor PX-B940SA 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer
Specifications and Closer Look
Software, Installation and Info
Media Read Testing
Write Tests and Final Thoughts



Plextor claims to have the world's fastest Blu-ray writer on their hands with the PX-B940SA, and while this is true at the time of publishing, that never seems to last long.  In the meantime, they are not alone on the 12x BD-R write podium.  They share the spotlight with several other companies.  In fact, this drive seems to be a rebranded Pioneer drive and if you are super cost conscious, you may want to save a few bucks and go that way.  On the other hand, Plextor has always had a warranty that is second to none.  Consider the price and warranty before you make a decision.




Closer Look:

The PX-B940SA isn't all that impressive of a drive physically.  To be honest the front of the drive looks very 1999 with the large round green LED and simple button.  Even this looks more traditional of Pioneer drives.  If beauty is only skin deep, it shouldn't matter much though.  The backside of the drive is very simple as well.  Most drives are SATA interface now and it is nice to see this drive supports SATA as well.

Drive Front
Drive Front
Interface on Rear


The label includes some information that rounds up the loose ends.  It was manufactured in November of last year there is no mention of an updated firmware at this point.



On the next page we'll take a look at the bundled software, install the drive and start testing.