Recently bought a PX-712A and installed it in a Shuttle XPC (SS51G V1.0) with a SIS 651 chipset.
MB: SS51G V1.0
RAMs: 512 MB Corsair DDR 2100 RAM (1 stick)
HD: 60 G IDE IBM 7,200 rpm; Primary Master.
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
PX-712A: Firmware 1.05, Secondary Master, DMA enabled. No secondary slave attached.
Installed drive. Installed Roxio Easy CD & DVD Suite 6. Installed PlexTools V. 2.19a. Using Roxio Creator Classic 126.96.36.199 to burn a DVD data disk. Burn process starts for about 5 seconds and hangs. Roxio hangs also. Using PlexTools CD/DVD-ROM Maker to burn a DVD data disk. Burn process starts for a few more seconds then hangs. Ctrl+Alt+Del to close PlexTools. Used latest Nero (188.8.131.52) and same problem. Tried various brands of media: Verbatim 8X DVD+R, Memorex 8X DVD-R, as well as Fujifilm CD-Rs with similar results. Burn process begins for 5 to 10 seconds then hangs. The drive reads DVD-ROMs and DVD movies with no problem.
Anyone with a similar experience? The original PX-712A was RMA to Plextor with an identical problem. Plextor tech support thought is was a drive problem. The replacement PX-712A is doing the same thing. The self-diagnostic test passed. I am beginning to think it might be a chipset or chipset driver problem. Thanks in advance for any advice.