Plextor is a brand that is synonymous with high quality optical drives, although with the price drop in optical drives, it was rumoured that Plextor was pulling out of the optical drive market due to its high pricing. This was quickly denied by Plextor and yesterday it launched a new SATA DVD writer.
The PX-810SA is one of only a handful of optical drives with SATA interface and it's a shame that not more manufacturers have released drives with SATA interface.
This new drive is "only" an 18x drive, although this only applies to DVD+/-R media. It will write to DVD-RAM at 12x, DVD+/-R DL at 10x, DVD+RW at 8x and finally DVD-RW at 6x. It will also write CD-R's at 40x and CD-RW's at 32x.
Hop over to the Plextor website for the full product details