DW1650 no go with Prolific 3507?

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#1

Got a 1650 from NewEgg today. When I plug it into an external enclosure with Prolific PL-3507 chipset the drive goes undetected. When I plug the same drive into either IDE or Oxford 911 enclosure the drive is picked up right away. Has anyone had an similar experience with this drive (or the 1655)?

I checked the Prolific website but the latest firmware there was from 2005.11.28, which incidently was released to address a problem with the 1640 :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

I’ve got a 1650 in a Prolific PL3507 based enclosure and all is well.

It did have the same read problem as the 1640 but updating to the 2005.11.28 firmware solved it.


#3

Hmm… wonder if it’s brand specific…
Here’s the one I’ve got:

which is currently working fine with a DW1620 (put back after I gave up on the 1650)

I’ll try with a different brand that uses Prolific… just need to dig one out of the “pile”. Otherwise I guess it’s RMA time.

Update

Managed to fish out another Prolific enclose (Plumax I think is a brand for this one) and the 1650 is detected normally. Guess it really is something screwy with the Kingwin enclosure…


#4

May want to go to prolifics web site and update the firmware to the latest version.