716 Not eating DVD movies

vbimport

#1

I got my 716A yesterday (FW 1.03). I am totally disappointed by this drive. Once warmed up, it will not accept some of my DVD movies (pressed original ones). Either it takes 30-40 secs to recognize a disk OR the yellow led blinks. DVD Decrypter says “Tracking Servo Failure”. It sucks!

Also i could not get the (latest) DVD decrypter to work higher than an average of ~2x. W98SE, latest ASPI installed, latest motherboard drivers, UDMA enabled, EIDE cable, etc. Totally clueless/disappointed! Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Why not exchange it for another one? That drive sounds faulty to me.


#3

Bought it saturday (yesterday), the shop is closed today. I’ll take it back tomorrow, let’s hope the best (and they will replace it for me).


#4

I’ve just tired “unlocking” the drive from the 2x mode (using the eject button). I was happy to see it began with 5x speed, but it dropped to 2x (even to 1.9x) in some secs :(.


#5

Speed issue SOLVED!

Actually it wasn’t the Plextor, but my HD. I asked the decrypter to decrypt the DVD to an old 40G Maxtor which was not capable of storing data faster than 2x DVD speed :O. As i asked it to store the data on a 7200RPM ATA133 drive it reached an average of 8.1x ripping speed (5x-> 11x -> 5x roughly).

Though i’m still stuck with some DVDs “not getting eaten” for the first time (it usually eats everything after some trials). Is that a problem i should take the drive back with?


#6

Was DMA enabled on the old Maxtor HDD?


#7

Yes, but it’s been slow from day 1. It began to give out strange noises aswell, so im trashing it in some days.


#8

If your drive fails to recognized DVD-Video media then that’s not a good sign. If you could, try to figure out if it’s indeed your drive that’s the problem and not some software conflict (nVidia IDE drivers for instance). Good luck!


#9

Got a new one today which seems to work OK.