My trusty 241040 died (well used I must say), so I decided on buying a new plextor Premium cdrw which actually cost alot more than many dvdr burners. One nice thing is the clunking unload/load mechanism has been greatly improved, but I have some basic problems with the drive. It is TLA002, came with 1.02 firmware and Plextools 2.02. I updated the firmware to 1.05 before anything else. Problems are that using CDSpeed 3.x scandisk the read is slow compared to my older 241040a, and the disc quality check does not work at all - it says it is spinning up the drive or initialising and the drive does something, but the test does not start? I know plextools can so this, but it would be nice if CDSpeed 3.x worked.
I have run plextools 2.02 (european plextools site down last night, so not upgraded it) to try and change things but the setting I choose do not stick. I try and set the drive settings to the fastest read speed (xx to 40 cav I believe), but often when I recheck this has changed back to x24 max (or around there). If I set it to xx-x40, select c1/c2 test, that has a max of x24, if I then switch back to read speed it has automatically gone back to x24 from x40 - why?
Anyone know what is going on? Thanks.