Plextor PX-716A or SA?

vbimport

#1

What is the best connectivity mode for PX-716? SATA or IDE?


#2

if i could go back i would of got a sata px-716 and not the ide one i have now

as ever sc00terx


#3

For what reason?

Regards, :slight_smile:

ET


#4

well right now i am geting bad burns with my PX-16A and no idea why

so i am dooing a Q-check PI/PO test i think some one told me to do to see what up i know it mite be a bad drive and need to be sent back but so far the PX-712SA has given me less bother hmm

but like i put befor it mite be that i have a duff drive or am dooing something rong but i have seen a lot of probs on here about the PX-716A so its what i think about that drive right now :slight_smile:

as ever sc00erx


#5

Horses for courses really.

If you just want the damned thing to work, go for the A.

If you have a SATA mobo and don’t mind fiddling with all the crap that SATA brings with it (Drivers, flash problems etc.), or don’t have any spare IDE sockets, or actually have a 100% working SATA system, then get the SATA version :slight_smile:

Performance between the two is pretty much the same.
Compatibility of the A is a lot better 'tho judging by the SATA problem threads… :frowning:

On a slight tangent: SA-owners, can you use boot CDs and DVDs in the SA, and is it visible in DOS?


#6

Not visible in DOS but you can boot with it just fine. And what flashing problems???


#7

I examined CDFreaks hardware review on the Plex PX-712SA/716SA and I was more impressed with the 712SA. The Plexy PX-712SA defeats literally all audio cd protection, can easily backup Safedisc 3.1 (Prince Of Persia, Call Of Duty). :iagree:


#8

Well I’ve seen quite a few posts about the Flash showing up the wrong version after it’s done. It seems to be a mixture of SATA driver problems and some bug in the recent firmware patcher proggy 'tho so hopefully will go away :slight_smile:


#9

The 716SA showing up as 716A is what we like to call a “cosmetic” problem. No effect on performance.

In support of SATA…

No ribbon cables thus improving case airflow.

Theoretically slightly faster transfer speeds. ( I don’t have or want a 716A to test against.)

No Master/slave setting or devices on the same controller to screw things up.

I would check the motherboard compatibility thread first then if yours checks out…go for the 716SA.

Later, Conrad