I recently purchased a Plextor PX-716A drive and I couldn't make this drive to burn a single CDR. I am using Athlon XP 2000+ system with Asus mobo running XP. I have IOmega DVD burner and also TDK 48x CD burner on this system that works like a charm but not the Plextor.
When I try to burn a CD everything goes well during the Table Of Contents part. After it finishes writing TOC the drive's LED turns to solid green (StandBy) and burner software stops responding. I've tried the burner with Roxio, Nero and CloneCD. Same results. Also I tried to erase a DVD+RW and ended up with the same result. However when I run the self diagnostics there is no problem.
I've also tried following without success:
- Used different software,
- Used Multi-word DMA mode
- Unhook the other slave DVD ROM drive and tested
The only thing that I didn't test is another media. But the media I am using (TDK 48X) is listed as compatible on Plextor's web site.
I am going to ditch this drive but I wanted to share my experiences with you. After I read some other problems on thie forum I think this drive is not reliable.