I have a Formac Firewire enclosure which used to have a CD-RW drive in it.
I tried a Plextor 504A writer in the enclosure using it on an Apple Mac and everything worked fine, the drive would be recognised when I press the power button on the enclosure and no problems burning.
I then tried both a Plextor 708A and 712A writers in the enclosure.
When powering up the enclosure both drives are not recognised until I unplug the firewire cable and then plug it in again.
Both drives won’t burn CD-R media, the drive spins up and then I just get a green led and the drive spins down and does nothing.
Both drives can burn DVDs okay but has trouble ejecting from the Mac.
Fitting the drives internally on a PC and I have no problems with them but using them in the enclosure on a PC and again they wont burn CD-R.
I am guessing it is the enclosure that is causing the problems although it did work fine with the 504A model. The enclosure has a LSI Logic chipset.
Can anyone help in sorting this out? Is it the drives or the enclosure at fault? If it is the enclosure can the firmware be updated or can anyone recommend a good budget enclosure available in the UK?