So I've heard all sorts of good things about plextor's past products and decided to get the 716SA. So far I haven't been able to successfully burn a DVD in any format even at the slowest possible speed without having it end up as a coaster. I can however burn a CD-R just fine. I tried moving the cable around to different ports to no avail, plugging it into the Sil 3114 leads to a blinking cursor right after POST so I'm stuck with the nforce 3 ports. Either way both chipsets are on the supported listings I have come across.
I've been using the newest verion of Nero 184.108.40.206a. It got to the lead-in part then gave an error stating that it couldn't complete the disc along with the option to print or save the log. I looked through it and it said "Queue again later toward the end.
I started getting sick of wasting single use blanks so I switched to DVD+RW and DVD-RW both of which I tried to erase but it gave me a "No seek completed" error. If I put the disc back in the drive it flashes the amber light twice, then a pause, then twice again.
So where should I start looking?