Plextor PX-S2410TU


 

Go to Plextor website Review: Plextor PX-S2410TU
Reviewer: G@M3FR3@K
Provided by: Plextor Europe
Firmware: version 1.00
Production date: November 2002
TLA#: 0000

A few weeks ago Plextor announced their latest
external CD-recorder, the Plextor PX-S2410TU (in which the ‘S’ indicates that the drive is a slim line CD-recorder).
The shiny silver and black Plextor drive uses the USB 2.0 interface and weighs less than 410 grams. This of course makes
the drive very portable and possibly a perfect notebook CD-recorder.


When using the USB 2.0 interface the Plextor PX-S2410TU drive can reach a maximum read and write speed of 24X. As the
model number suggest, re-writing is done at a maximum speed of 10X. Will these speeds also be fast enough for desktop
computer users or is the drive only suitable to be used as a portable notebook recorder? What about the drive’s performance
and features? Can the drive live up to the ‘Plextor standards’?

In this review we will take a thorough look at this latest external, slim line Plextor drive and answer the questions
above. Read on to find out what we have to say about this Plextor drive!

Test Machine:

For our review we’ll be using the following configuration:

Hardware:

  • Motherboard: GigaByte GA-7VAXP
  • Processor: AMD AthlonXP 2100+
  • RAM: 256MB (PC2700)
  • GFX: ASUS V8200 (GeForce 3 Ti200)
  • Hard Disk: DiamondMax 40GB (7200rpm)

System set-up:

    System set-up

As you can see the Plextor PX-S2410TU was hooked up to the (onboard) USB 2.0 controller and identifies itself as
“PLEXTOR CD-R PX-S2410T”. The listed unknown adapter is CloneCD’s virtual CloneDrive (disabled).

Used Software:

The Windows XP Professional operating system is installed on our test machine. We’ll be using the following software
to perform the various tests:

On the next page we’ll take a look at the European retail package of the Plextor PX-S2410TU drive…