PX-716A TLA #0308 Mfgd. SEP05, f/w upgr to V1.09 (from V1.08) & PlexTools Pro upgr to V2.32a (from V2.20), all new as of 07MAR06.
TDK 16X DVD+R PrintOn DVD White Matte media is, so far, unrecognizable by PlexTools Pro, so, I will post the #'s stamped into the clear plastic (radiused around the hole) at one of the discs' centers ...
... 'PAH 6G6JG14004590 4'
FYI - I cannot find reference to TDK MI-99952 (vendor's # on invoice) or M2-99952 (vendor's hand-written masking tape label on 25 piece cake box of media) on the web anywhere(?)
This is my first exp w a DVD writer so I may be kinda thick (and long-winded) on the subj. - pls excuse.
PlexTools Pro hangs (and hangs my XP Pro SP2 system) trying to 'retrieve(ing) information' about the TDK media. The hang is so severe that no other programs (w the exc of Win Task Manager) can launch and it takes forever to 'End Task' PlexTools Pro.
Plextor Tech Support advised me to perform self-test diagnostics.
Using CD-R media branded 'HP 48X 80 min. 700MB' (actually 'CMC Magnetics Co. [type 6] 79:59:73' per PlexTools Pro > CD/DVD Info - not specifically 'recommended' per se, JPG screen shot attached) the drive passed the test. I have replied to Plextor T.S. with my results and my suspicion about the media as the real issue, but, so far no response.
FYI - I am trying to use the PX-716A on an ASUS P3V4X m/b / P3 667MHz CPU (133MHz FSB) w 512MB DIMM SDRAM and 600GB free space on HDDs ... I know I'm supposed to be at P4 1.4GHz or better but needed to do some 4.7GB backups and am jumping the gun a bit before I build myself a new PC ... soon (he says).
Has anyone here used this media with this drive and / or can anybody spot my real problem from what I have observed thus far? (FYI - I did search 'PX-716A, TDK, 16X' and got 7 hits ... but nothing truly relevant cropped up)