Today I finally received my two ICY BOX external enclosures, one IDE->USB2+FW, and second SATA->ESATA+USB2.
I use them for Plextor Premium 2 and Pioneer DVR-216 respectively.
Drives seem to be working OK (during the installation of Pioneer Windows reported an error, but the drive seems to be working fine nevertheless), but the problem is, that Nero DiscSpeed quality scans do not work on neither of them.
For Plextor, "Start" button on the disc quality scan page is disabled; for Pioneer, the button is enabled, bus as soon as the scan is started, the program reports that the drive "does not support this feature".
Plextor PlexTools report C2 read capability for both drives. PlexTools scans work with Plextor, but not with Pioneer. KProbe with Pioneer starts and immediately finishes (didn't try with Plextor).
There was one thread on the forum that blamed DiscSpeed, but I'm using the latest version which should work, according to this thread.
In the end I don't know if the problem lies in the software, in the enclosure, or in the drives. Is there anyone who managed to run DiscSpeed scans on:
1) Any of these drives mounted internally?
2) Any of these drives in any external enclosure?
3) Any other drives in ICY BOX enclosures?
4) Any of these drives in ICY BOX enclosures?
I will be grateful for any hints, and will continue digging myself.