On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:23:48 -0400, Erik Dix <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>According to this plextor is rebranding quite a few drives.
Plextor - like many hardware manufacturers - are faced with ever dropping
market prices, hence shrinking margins.
Plextor had an excellent professional writer for CD mastering: the
PlexMaster, but no longer available because it isn't RoHS/WEEE compliant.
Since new environmental regulations (RoHS, WEEE directives) came into force,
a lot of the materials and components used in existing Pro equipment don't
comply, and can't be sold any longer - what a pity.
Manufacturers cannot afford to do a hardware redesign for a small market and
Dilemma: go out of business, or sell compliant OEM products.