OK, so I showed you Buffalo’s new USB 2.0/FireWire hard drives, so here’s Plextor’s external dual-layer DVD±RW drive to go with them, which includes combo ports as well. And it is also Plextor’s first external drive to feature 10x DVD+R dual-layer recording speed (6x for -R). Also, while some drive makers throw in some “lite” utilities, Plextor’s including the Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 software suite along with its PlexTools Professional software, a package of six utilities for getting the most out of the drive. This seems like a great choice for a home or office where upgrading the optical drives on your computers isn’t an option. Or, since it’ll work with Windows and Mac, it’s a good option for a mixed-OS situation. It’ll be available mid-November with a MSRP of $159. For the time being, you can check out more details on Plextor’s European site.