Just installed the new PX-116A DVD-ROM in my system (running WinXP) using a standard 40pin IDE cable as stated in the instruction leaflet (whatever happened to the nice documentation Plextor used to do?) and Device Manager shows UDMA Mode 2, not a problem there (at least it stays in UDMA Mode unlike my POS Shite-On LTD-163 which insisted PIO mode was better!!).
However, I installed one for a friend in his system (also running WinXP) and he only had a spare 80pin ULTRA ATA Cable available and now Device Manager shows UDMA Mode 4!
Am I right in thinking his drive will be able to transfer data slightly faster being in Mode 4 as opposed to mine being in Mode 2, or is it a false reading and his drive will only operate in UDMA Mode 2 regardless of what Device Manager says?
Just wondered as I haven’t seen any mention of UDMA modes for this drive, and it doesn’t state it on Plextor Europes site, on the box or in the instruction leaflet? It also doesn’t state you CANNOT use an 80pin cable either! Would be nice know if it is correct and you can squeeze a bit more speed out if it
And why does it state on the box I need 500mb of hard drive space just to install a piece of HARDWARE?