My First Plextor. Did I Get A Good Deal?

vbimport

#1

I just bought a used Plextor PX-760A locally for $30. I was skeptical, but the person seemed honest enough. The drive itself looks to be in great condition, with no scratches or dents on the outside metal, no dust on the tray, and only a few scratches on the faceplate.

Now, what’s most important is the PXInfo readout. It seems that I might have gotten lucky and found someone who wasn’t a CDFreak, so the drive wasn’t used that much and that’s also why the price was cheap.

Did I get a good deal?

ID 0 (G) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A V1.04 TLA:0104 (S/N:XXXXXX) (0.0.14A - 5.40.4D)
Drive Model: PX-760A
Read speed: 17-40 X CAV
Jumper Settings: n/a
Buffer Underrun Proof disabled
AutoStrategy: enabled
PoweRec: enabled
Auto Insert Notification: yes

AutoStrategy Database
HA:4 ID:0 PX-760A

Active Type ID Usage Frequency Write Speed

ON DVD+R RITEK-F16-1 Low 16X
ON DVD+R CMC MAG-M01-0 Low 16X


#2

Take it apart and clean the lens first :bigsmile:


#3

[QUOTE=Bob;2118297]Take it apart and clean the lens first :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

Very funny. :bigsmile:


#4

All kidding aside i would say take her/him/it for a test run!


#5

5 hours DVD burn time isn’t much at all, looks like you scored a good deal (burn results pending of course).


#6

First burn with crap media.



#7

First burn with good media.



#8

aaaa kewls and nice :cool:

Now you need to start looking a PlexTools scans :smiley:


#9

[QUOTE=negritude;2118289]I just bought a used Plextor PX-760A locally for $30. I was skeptical, […]

Did I get a good deal?

ID 0 (G) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-760A V1.04 TLA:0104 (S/N:XXXXXX) (0.0.14A - 5.40.4D)[/QUOTE]

The last line says this drive burned CDs for a total time of 14 seconds and DVDs for a total time of 5 hours 40 minutes and 4 seconds. That’s very little use (approx. 57 single layer DVDs at 16x speed)

Your scans look nice too. I think you got a good deal there :iagree:

You’re still running Firmware 1.04. Go and get the latest here: http://www.plextor.be/technicalservices/downloads/firmw_760A.asp?choice=DVD-Recorders


#10

[QUOTE=hwp;2118546]You’re still running Firmware 1.04.[/QUOTE]

:disagree: Look at the scans again. I already upgraded to 1.07.


#11

I would say thats a very good deal you got there! And welcome to the plex-owners club!!!


#12

You got an excellent deal:)


#13

[QUOTE=negritude;2118720]:disagree: Look at the scans again. I already upgraded to 1.07.[/QUOTE]

Right! I was looking at the log-file only :doh:


#14

Looks like so far so good.


#15

$30 for a Plex used for only 5 hours… /me envies you.