I have a Dell Dimension 8200 with Windows XP Pro (SP2) with all of the current MS Security updates. Also installed is NAV 2006, BoClean, ZAPro, and SpywareBlaster. Before burning any media, I shutdown all of the mentioned security programs, plus the screen saver. Saturday, I replaced a Plextor PX 712A with the PX 760A.
Using the Symantec Livestate Recovery Desktop (for primary HD backup), and Gear DVD Standard (for Data Backup), the PX 760A takes twice as long as the PX 712A to record to DVD media. I should note the the media I use is the Verbatim DVD+R 16X disk, recommended by Plextor and is the same brand media (and speed) that came with the new Plextor.
I checked the Secondary ID channel and the setup was Ultra DMA Mode 4. For the moment, cannot think of anything else to check. Nothing has changed except swapping out the PX 712A for the PX 760A. I also tried to find out if the PX 760A has any type of internal diagnostic program but was not successful in my search. Any suggestions and information would be very much appreciated, Sam.