Great forum. It’s a shame I have to become a member for this reason though.
I purchased a 716SA about 4 months ago and it turned out to be a bad unit. I contacted Plextor and arranged to ship it back to them and they promptly shipped me a new drive. It worked fine with no problems. I decided to format the HD and backed up all my important files and what-not using the drive. Worked like a charm.
Since formatting however it started behaving strangly. Windows sees the drive and it appears to be functioning correctly. When I try to copy files from my backup discs it struggles with it and eventully causes the system to hang. Meaning: the mouse no longer responds and the coping anmation stops. Also the HD light stayes solid. It does manage to copy a couple of files before it freaks out as I discovered in the case of my MP3s.
I have run the self-diagnostic and the drive blinked green and orange back and forth quickly for about 45 minutes when I gave up on it as it appeared to not be doing anything. I have checked all the settings I know to check and everything appears to be as it should.
Heres some specs.
TDK DVD-R 8x Media
Windows XP (SP2)
MSI Neo2 MB
3.4 GHz P4
1 GB RAM
716SA SATA DVD
Plexwritter 40/12/40 CD-RW
…can’t think of anything else to put there.
Any help would be very much appreciated! Thank you for your time.
[EDIT] Did I post this in the wrong forum?