Plextor 48/24/48 - Is this normal?

After working with Nero for some time on a number of LiteONs, I decided to install Nero for the first time on a personal pc. Dual-boot w/98se and XP. Had installed EZCDC basic (without DCD), that came with new Plex48x, in 98… XP still using native program since clean install. I did complete uninstall (add/remove plus manual) of EZCDC and installed latest Nero (download from Ahead, bought key) in 98, and installed Nero and CloneCD in XP (already had CCD in 98). 48x works perfectly in 98 and XP using CCD, and in Nero using multisession or copy cd. When burning data ISO no-multisession DAO: After everything is set up, click on write, drawer opens asking for blank cd… after a few seconds delay I get an error message rather than the burn starting. “There has been a possible read error during the operation, which may result in a defective write. Do you wish to continue the write anyway?” If I choose to continue the write anyway, I get a perfect burn. If I place the blank cdr (Taiyo Yuden, Mitsui, TDK, etc.) in the writer before I click ‘write’, I don’t get the message, and a perfect burn.Same exact thing happens in both 98 and XP (Aspi 4.60 in 98, only Nero Aspi in XP), native burn program in XP disabled.

Everything I have (CD Speed, etc.) shows the Plextor to be working perfectly in every way, and load+recognition times run 9-12 sec, depending on disk, in CD Speed… and every burned disk checks out perfectly. It seems like Nero is trying to initiate the burn maybe a second or two before the Plextor is completely ready. I know Plextors take a little longer on the load and recognition time, and why, but I would think Nero could deal with that. Does this happen with anyone else?.. I’m not sure whether I have a problem of some sort, or just a common ‘small glitch’. On the LiteONs I’ve installed, the burn starts with a short recognition delay after the drawer closes, without the error message… but then again, the disk recognition time on the LiteONs is a little shorter.

Any info, experience with, or insight into this happening would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for any help… Randell

Has happened to me. Might be a thing with this version (5.5.10.7b). Didn’t do it with my Plextor 1610 (only difference) but did do it with with 4824. New Nero version is out today. Probably wait a couple days though to make sure any major bugs are shaken out.

Appreciate the return. If someone else has had the same thing happen, hopefully there’s no problem with my new Plextor. It will be informative to see if it works that way for at least a few other folks, could just be some sort of timing or communication issue. Will also wait a bit before upgrading to newest Nero.

Thanks!.. Randell

I hope Anon00 and I aren’t the only two Plex 48x owners that this happens to, it would make me wonder if I do have a problem of some sort with the new burner (or this version of Nero?). Any other responses on it would be very welcome.

Thanks for any info on it… Randell

I kinda want to know too.

Never seen that error before but perhaps a Nero Burning Rom 5.5.10.15 upgrade will solve the glitch?

Well… for whatever it’s worth, a little added info in case anyone else may encounter the error message under the same conditions. I updated Nero to 5.5.10.15 and tried another Plextor 48x writer in the same pc, both writers with updated firmware 1.04. The same exact things happen with both writers in the circumstances I gave above, in both 98se and XP. This is with default settings in Nero, other than the changes for non-multisession, and on a P4 with an Asus board and 512MB of premium DDR. No DMA problems, writers on UDMA2, and with no other problems at all in any other performance areas on the pc or the writers.

I believe it’s just a small glitch in timing or communication, very simple to deal with… so I’m no longer concerned about it. One interesting thing that speaks to Plextor’s consistency… both writers show virtually identical results in every area with the various test programs I have.

Take care… Randell

i get same problem and ive got a 48x liteon
get possible error maesage but burn turns out ok wish someon could help