I am very confused as of now.
I own a Bytecc external enclosure model ME-320 with USB 2.0 interface.
I have also recently purchased the Plextor PX-716A model DVD burner.
I hooked them up and everything is well and dandy on the fact that my system is able to recognize the Plextor PX-716A as a PX-716UF. I "was" confused until I read on this forum that the "UF" is nothing more than denoting that the 716A is on external interface, which mine is... through the Bytecc usb 2.0 enclosure.
Reading of CD and DVD are also well and dandy. I am able to instal/read CDs. I am also able to read DVD movie.(Played a movie)
The problem comes when I try to write something. ANYTHING. It wouldn't even get past the Lead-In. I'll make it clear before you have to ask that the materials I burn is not copy protected in any form... In fact, they are documents/programs I wrote and such that I need to back up sitting on my hard drive. That means, I used the "Make Data CD" under Nero. Failed, and said something about SCSI problem... I then moved onto Roxio Easy CD/DVD creator 7.0 included on the Plextor disc doing the identical project of making a data disc. Failed again. I then moved onto PlexTool Professional included with the drive. Failed again.
I tried this with both CD format and DVD format. NOTHING works. With CDs, I get the error as soon as the lead-in gets "prepared" to be written... Error occurs before my CD was even touched. That means, my CD get saved. For DVDs, the error occured a little further into the Lead-in process.... That means, my blank DVDs are no longer blank and is wasted.
I have a laptop, so there is no way for me to test in a desktop as I don't own one.
Before I purchased this Plextor 716A drive, I owned a Sony DRU-530A. With the identical set up as I described above, the Sony burner worked without a hitch.
This is my first experience with Plextor after hearing SO many good things about them. I hope this gets sorted out and that it's just something stupid that I did and screwed up...
I had emailed Plextor support with the log of the failed project using Plex Tool, but this is the weekend, so I don't think they will be able to respond to me until Monday.... That's a tad too long for me as I would be very busy then to try and troubleshoot this thing. Ultimately, I ended up here hoping you guys can help me now and asap.
Thanks in advance for any help. Much appreciated.