Plextor has announced its latest high-speed CD-RW drive, which includes the ability to write CD-Rs at 16x speed. The PlexWriter 16/10/40A’s feature set also includes re-writing CD-RWs at 10x and reading CDs 40x speed. The drive sits internally on Windows PCs and connects through an E-IDE (ATAPI) interface. It also utilizes Plextor’s BURN-Proof technology, which uses an internal memory to eliminate buffer underruns. These lead to unsuccessful burns due to not enough information being passed to the drive, which needs to write at a constant rate. The PlexWriter 16/10/40A bundle will ship in February for 295 Euros. The bundle includes the drive, one blank CD-R disc, one blank CD-RW disc, WinOnCD and Direct CD recording software, utility software, mounting screws, and E-IDE (ATAPI) cable and an audio cable. Plextor Comment on this story