Plextor 716 no DMA enable in plex tools

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#1

I have two plextor drives and in the advance section of pex tools the box with enable/diable dma is Grey and unusable can someone please advise.


#2

I would check your Windows Device manager under ATA/ATAPI controllers and make sure your drives are in UDMA mode.(If you are operating Windows) A different way to check is if you use Nero you can go to Nero Info tool and under configuration it should also state if DMA is on. HTH.:slight_smile:


#3

Thanks for the reply,I have checked the device manager and the settings on both primary and secondry are set to dma when available.
alwyn


#4

I should have been more specific. :slight_smile: You didn’t mention what drives you have but under DMA When available it should say Ultra DMA Mode 2 or 4 and not multiword. Also are you using the newest version of Plextools Version 2.23? If not you can download the newer version from the Plextor website.


#5

Hi,it says ultra mode 5 and I am using the latest version of plex tools.The drives I am using are both px716uf one for read and one for write
Thanks for your help
PS, What do you find the best dvd-r media to use with the plextor regardless of price


#6

Oh you have 716UF… It is normal that DMA is grayed out for UF version.
UDMA5 is your harddrive mode.

PS, What do you find the best dvd-r media to use with the plextor regardless of price
Taiyo Yuden and MCC (Verbatim) are excellent for all drives.
http://www.plextor.com/english/support/media_716.htm#dvdread


#7

Could I ask you if you consider that the Plextor has any preference to + OR - in media format
Thank you for your reply
alwyn


#8

Your plextor can burn + or - with great result. Now it’s depends on your dvd player.

However, for daily use I prefer +R (TY T02 or MCC004).


#9

Thanks for your help,I have been using Verbatim 8x and my dvd player the Esoteic UX-1 has as usual,produced some super picture qaulity with this media,but I will try the T.Y. Media.
alwyn


#10

Verbatim 8x +R is a great media and you should be able to burn it at max 12x. MID is MCC003.

If you find a better deal, TY 8x +R is also an excellent choice and 716a can burn it at max speed 16x. MID is YUDEN000-T02.