Plextor PX-B940SA 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer - Software, Installation and Info

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

Installation:

We've used this drive on a couple of systems here at BCCHardware throughout testing.  We used a Phenom-based HTPC hooked to a HDTV as well as a test rig running a Core i7 CPU and Windows 7.  The Core i7 920 system was used for most of the testing and the software installation and write tests were done on this system.

 Software Screen
Software Screen
CyberLink Suite
CyberLink Suite

 

Plextor has included a full suite of CyberLink software including PowerDVD, PowerProducer, PowerDirector, Power2Go, InstantBurn, PowerBackup and LabelPrint.  This software seems a little bloated and clunky and actually compares quite well with a Nero 9 Suite.  I prefer the older text-heavy Nero 6, but progress dictates pretty software and by all rights it works just fine.

 

Drive Info:

Before we jump into testing we offer you a look at the Nero Info Tool that gives you a look at the read and write capabilities of this drive.  On the previous page you can see the read and write speeds for each of these formats.  I like the way the data is displayed below so we've included it although it is a bit redundant.

Nero Info Tool
Nero Info Tool

 

On the next page we'll take a look at read testing before we jump into write testing and wrap up the review of this drive.