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Plextor PX-740A vs. Asus BC-12D2HT + 9

Plextor PX-740A

Plextor PX-740A

£85.67

Free delivery
Asus BC-12D2HT

Asus BC-12D2HT

4.6

£47.83

Free delivery
LG BH16NS40

LG BH16NS40

£50.99

£58.17 Incl. delivery
LG GP70NS50

LG GP70NS50

£29.18

£32.17 Incl. delivery
Asus BW-16D1HT

Asus BW-16D1HT

3.7

£69.48

£71.42 Incl. delivery
Apple USB SuperDrive V3

Apple USB SuperDrive V3

2.8

£65.00

Free delivery
LG GP57EB40/GP57ES40/GP57EW40

LG GP57EB40/GP57ES40/GP57EW40

3.3

£20.83

£23.73 Incl. delivery
Asus SDRW-08U7M-U

Asus SDRW-08U7M-U

£22.99

£28.22 Incl. delivery
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

2.9
“Priceworthy”

£24.99

Free delivery
Asus DRW-24D5MT

Asus DRW-24D5MT

2.5

£12.41

£12.99 Incl. delivery
Platform
PC
PC
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC
Connectors
IDE/PATA
SATA
SATA
eSATA, USB 2.0
SATA
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
SATA
Location
Internal
Internal
Internal
External
Internal
External
External
External
External
External
Internal
Available colours
White
Black, White, Green
Black
Black, White
Black, White, Green
Black, White, Grey
Black, White, Grey
Black, White, Grey
Black, White
Black, White, Grey, Green
Black, Green
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
170 mm
165 mm
136 mm
170 mm
139 mm
144 mm
142 mm
170 mm
Height
42 mm
41.3 mm
15 mm
41 mm
17 mm
14 mm
20 mm
41 mm
Width
146 mm
146 mm
145 mm
146 mm
139 mm
137.5 mm
142 mm
146 mm
Product weight
1 kg
0.68 kg
0.75 kg
0.24 kg
0.75 kg
0.34 kg
0.2 kg
0.2 kg
0.3 kg
0.65 kg
Labelling technology
LightScribe
LabelTag
LabelTag, LightScribe
Cache size
2 MB
4 MB
4 MB
1 MB
1 MB
1 MB
Slot-in/Tray
Tray
Tray
Tray
Slot-in
Tray
Slot-in
Tray
Tray
Tray
Tray
Tray
Type of drive
Half height
Half height
Half height
Slim
Half height
Slim
Slim
Slim
Slim
Slim
Half height
Blu-ray
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Access time (BD)
180 ms
180 ms
180 ms
Burns Blu-ray
No
Yes
Yes
Supports BDXL
Yes
Yes
Supports M-Disc (Blu-Ray)
Yes
Yes
Write speed (M-Disc Blu-Ray)
2 x
2 x
Write speed (BD-R DL)
12 x
12 x
Write speed (BD-R LtH)
6 x
6 x
Write speed (BD-R)
16 x
16 x
Write speed (BD-RE DL)
2 x
2 x
Write speed (BD-RE)
2 x
2 x
Read speed (BD)
12 x
12 x
12 x
CD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access time (CD)
100 ms
150 ms
150 ms
139 ms
150 ms
140 ms
140 ms
160 ms
140 ms
125 ms
Burns CD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Write speed (CD-R)
48 x
48 x
48 x
24 x
48 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
48 x
Write speed (CD-RW)
32 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
16 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
16 x
24 x
Read speed (CD)
48 x
48 x
48 x
24 x
48 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
24 x
48 x
DVD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access time (DVD)
150 ms
160 ms
160 ms
167 ms
160 ms
160 ms
160 ms
160 ms
160 ms
145 ms
Burns DVD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supports M-Disc (DVD)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Write speed (M-Disc DVD)
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Write speed (DVD-R DL)
4 x
8 x
8 x
6 x
8 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
8 x
Write speed (DVD-R)
16 x
16 x
16 x
8 x
16 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
24 x
Write speed (DVD-RAM)
5 x
5 x
5 x
5 x
0 x
5 x
5 x
5 x
5 x
5 x
Write speed (DVD-RW)
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
Write speed (DVD+R DL)
8 x
8 x
8 x
6 x
8 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
6 x
8 x
Write speed (DVD+R)
16 x
16 x
16 x
8 x
16 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
24 x
Write speed (DVD+RW)
8 x
6 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
Read speed (DVD)
16 x
16 x
16 x
8 x
16 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
8 x
16 x