Plextor today announced the new internal PX-712A DVD+/-R/RW drive, which features an ATA/ATAPI-5 (EIDE) interface; 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R writing; 4X DVD+RW and 4X DVD-RW rewriting; and 16X max DVD-reading. In addition, the new drive has an 8MB buffer and features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking. The Plextor PX-712A DVD+/-R/RW drive is scheduled to ship in North and South America in late April 2004 for a suggested retail price of US$209.00.