I have a Plextor 708A (firmware 1.07) and I continiously have problems with rewritable disks. When I format them for example, at first the time is about 15 min, but it takes about 40 minutes before it’s finished or it gives a formatting-error and the disk becomes usseless, regardless with software I use to format.
The same with burning data with Nero: it always takes about double the time Nero first indicated.
I noticed that the “buffer” is always jumping between 20% and 80%
With ordinary recordables I have no trouble at all.
I’ve contacted Pioneer but sofar all I get is “update this” or “update that”.
My system with XP Pro has all the necesarry latest drivers.
Anyone with similar problems and hopefully a solution ?