Hey everyone, stumbled upon this fine site while I was searching for an answer to my dilemna. Let me give you a bit of a background on why I'm even here...
I had my first experience with a plextor drive when I acctually bought my iomega 12x drive. Wow was that a reliable burner. I then had a plextor branded 40x24x40x. Same deal... one of the most stable burners I've ever used.
Now... for Xmas, I recieved a lovely new 712/SA from my girlfriend.
Install the unit into my computer, and it's amazingly silent.
Reinstall windows... Fast as can be... GREAT I'm thinking. Misc programs all installed, now time to install World of Warcraft lol.
Get about half way through the install... and the burner starts making a really funny noise. A VERY loud buzz. Drive spins down to a stop, and the computer freezes. MMk I think? Must have been some reinstall gremlin. Try it again. Don't even get 10% into the install. Same buzz... same freeze. My drive came loaded with firmware 1.04.
Is this drive defective? or is something else wrong?
I've also been reading some horror stories about the 716 which I was thinking of getting. BTW she ordered the drive from zipzoomfly.com and they say it's a special order item, and that it's non-refundable. Is there any way that if these drives are having this many issues that I can make them take it back?