Plextor 820 SCSI - Questions and Problems!

vbimport

#1

Hi.

I’ve bought a plextor 820 SCSI, the manufacturing date written on the top of the drive is “December 1998”

I’m using the latest firmware 1.08 and all programs i’ve tryed are the latest (clonecd 3.0.8.2 and cdrwin 3.8E)

After checking many articles and stuffs around, including the safedisc2 compatible writers page, and clonecd page, it seems that plextor 820 scsi before FEB99 (some sites say MARCH/99) aren’t capable of copying SD2.

CloneCD page (http://elby.de/CloneCD/english/cdr_p.htm) says that units before feb99, the only mode avaible is SAO. But when running the program I receive two options (SAO and RAW-DAO), I’ve tryied and both works fine. According to the page, my plextor drive shoudn’t be able to write raw-dao, or am I missing something ? Why did it work ?

If I were using a unit after feb99, would it be more options avaible ? How can I really find out if my drive is REALLY working in RAW-DAO mode or if’s only showing me and writting in SAO (as I don’t know if clonecd is able to detect if my drive was made after or before feb99)

I’ve tried to copy a cd using cdrwin (default data cd), and the copy was BLANK (tried 3 times, same result), it was using the RAW mode checked. I’ll try using the raw mode uncheck to see if it’s gonna work. CDrwin works fine if i try to backup my harddisk files directly (thus, no raw mode involved, I think…)

Thanks
Duwde


#2

You cannot compare the CloneCD DAO-RAW mode with the CDRWin RAW mode. They are not the same…

What exactly is your problem here? Do you want to know if your drive supports DAO-RAW? Well I think the answer is YES. If CloneCD works in this mode than it would automatically mean that this write-mode is supported by your writer (someone correct me if I’m wrong here).

If you’re getting blank discs (coasters) with CDRWin please make sure you’re not using a stolen serial! CDRWin will make coasters when a stolen serial is used to register the program eventhough CDRWin will say the burnprocess went fine. There are keygens that can check if your cdrwin.dat is ok and you’re using a good serial. Check www.astalavista.com for downloads…

Grtz


#3

Originally posted by duwde
[B]Hi.

I’ve bought a plextor 820 SCSI, the manufacturing date written on the top of the drive is “December 1998”

I’m using the latest firmware 1.08 and all programs i’ve tryed are the latest (clonecd 3.0.8.2 and cdrwin 3.8E)

After checking many articles and stuffs around, including the safedisc2 compatible writers page, and clonecd page, it seems that plextor 820 scsi before FEB99 (some sites say MARCH/99) aren’t capable of copying SD2.

CloneCD page (http://elby.de/CloneCD/english/cdr_p.htm) says that units before feb99, the only mode avaible is SAO. But when running the program I receive two options (SAO and RAW-DAO), I’ve tryied and both works fine. According to the page, my plextor drive shoudn’t be able to write raw-dao, or am I missing something ? Why did it work ?

If I were using a unit after feb99, would it be more options avaible ? How can I really find out if my drive is REALLY working in RAW-DAO mode or if’s only showing me and writting in SAO (as I don’t know if clonecd is able to detect if my drive was made after or before feb99)

I’ve tried to copy a cd using cdrwin (default data cd), and the copy was BLANK (tried 3 times, same result), it was using the RAW mode checked. I’ll try using the raw mode uncheck to see if it’s gonna work. CDrwin works fine if i try to backup my harddisk files directly (thus, no raw mode involved, I think…)

Thanks
Duwde [/B]

Be carefully! If you enter the wrong serial number in CDR-win you get blank cd-r’s!! I suggest you check this (or re-install with other sn.) and downgrade your firmware for the plex 820 to 1.03 , I also had a plex 820 earlier then 1999 and it worked with that firmware (not with 1.04 or later versions).