Hi all, i wish my first post to cdfreaks would be under happier circumstances. I picked up a new 716SA just a couple days ago and installed it. my first cd burn was a pitiful 35 minute DVD burn, where the buffer was extremely erratic, going from full to empty, cycling over and over again.
I took a look at plextools, and upon doing a write transfer rate test, it’s extremely erratic and seems like it can’t go faster than 4x (on an 8x piece of media). Average write speed 3.69x.
The READ speed is even more abysmal, barely topping out at 3x (2.88x).
Is this drive crap, am I doing something wrong, or what? (I’ve read a lot of other threads concerning the 716SA here, I’m not sure which one applies to me.
i had a 1210 on an older computer that did a pretty good job(it’s dead now though), and i THOUGHT plextor was a really reputable brand, but after reading some of the comments here, it’s looking like they’ve dropped the ball… 4RMA’s? thats just heinous.
Whenever the drive is accessed, my system gets hamstringed and slows to a crawl. I can’t even bust a move to winamp while installing something from the dvd.
A8V Deluxe mobo
2x200gb maxtor sata, RAID 0
The DVDRW and hard drives are on seperate channels.
Any help would be amazing, because I cant live with this investment sucking this bad.
Thanks in advance,