Plextor PX-716A and EFM?



I want to know, if the PX-716A can correct EFM writting?
Like the Premium from Plextor.

I have search at all forums and site about them, but I found only the topic about speed and time.

Thanks for help.


good question there! i have also been wandering this!
i m not quite sure but i think the drive is only sheep 1 compatible at writeing but dont know weather that would effect the reading of the drive and its abilitys?


G@MEFRE@K will be reviewing the 716 in the next few days (hopefully) and I’ll ask him if he will include this information. The thread is “Will there ever be a 716a review” or similar.


I more interested in: What will the review tell us?


Something along the lines of “The PX-716 doth suck ignominously; and whosoever purchaseth one shall not reap joy, but much suffering”.

It will be old news, though.


Thou shallst not speak in “oldspeak”!


I have buy the DVD-Burner. I do a test which testing EFM.
The Burner can’t read the readerror correct.
The burner can write the readerror correct.

This machine can EFM 100%




When doing the “sheep” test (, you have to burn the files:

sdold.dat, sd251.dat, sd290.dat

on a CD-R with Nero restricted to ISO mode 1 (8.3 file names)
using your Plextor PX-716A burner.

Then try to copy back the files from the CD-R to your HDD using
a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD-ROM reader:

a successfull copy back from the CD-R of

sdold.dat verify 1-sheep-writer
sd251.dat verify 2-sheep-writer
sd290.dat verify SafeDisc 2.90+ support

Have you followed exactly those steps?
Have you successfully read back all the .dat files?

Thank you for this much awaited info :stuck_out_tongue:


I have do the test with Doom 3 and The Sims 2.
It’s wirte correct errors. I have read out that with PX-116.


Well this is certainly a big plus for the 716.


Are the backup of those games playing with or without emulation (i.e. 1:1 copy)?
(The Plextor PX-116 is NOT specially good for playing backups without emulation :rolleyes: , a Toshiba DVD-ROM is more friendly :cool: !)
How have you done this copy (which utility)?

Thanks for sharing this info as I hesitate wether to buy a 712 or a 716