PX-716A Slow Burn Problems, any other suggestions?


Heres the story. I bought a PX-716A burner about a month ago ,no problems whatsoever. In any case, all of a sudden I cant get the burner to burner at a speed faster than 8.0-8.5.
I was reading these forums and tried some of the remedies suggested unfortunately no luck thus far. Here is what I have done.
I did have a second CD burner connected as a slave on the same IDE cable but have since disconnected to se if this would remedy the problem. It did not.
I also removed the Nvidia Audio drivers but windows wants to replace them with the same drivers once I reboot and it finds the hardware.
I do have PlexTools and here is what it found:

Plextor Info Utility V1.23
Copyright © 1999-2004 Plextor SA/NV
20 July 2005

Software Information

Operating system : Windows XP V5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
ASPI (wnaspi32.dll) : n/a
Roxio ASPI (cdral.dll) : n/a
Ahead ASPI (wnaspi32.dll) : n/a

Hardware Information

IDE Interface: 0 ID: - Maximum # Targets : -
Description :
Type :

Port Driver : atapi.sys
Provider :
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver (Microsoft Corporation)
Location : C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Date :

ID 0: WDC WD12 00JB-00CRA1 V17.0

ID 1: WDC WD25 00JB-00GVA0 V08.0

IDE Interface: 1 ID: - Maximum # Targets : -
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Type : IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

Port Driver : atapi.sys
Provider :
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver (Microsoft Corporation)
Location : C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Date :

ID 0 (D:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A V1.08 (S/N:596041) (0.0.0A - 0.0.0A)
Read speed: 8 X CLV
Jumper Settings: 001
Buffer Underrun Proof enabled
AutoStrategy: enabled
PoweRec: enabled
Auto Insert Notification: yes
DMA: yes
AudioCD,1 session(s),11 track(s),62:44.15
GigaRec Rate: Normal
SecuRec: disc is not protected

USB Device Information:

Host Controller \.\HCD0 found.

Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

| |—> Port[2] = I/O device connected
| | USB Printer
| | USB Printing Support

Host Controller \.\HCD1 found.

Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

| |—> Port[1] = I/O device connected
| | :Cue:CAT
| |—> Port[2] = I/O device connected
| | Wireless USB Adapter MN-510

Host Controller \.\HCD2 found.

Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

PlexTools Professional Registry Information


PlexTools version : 2.20
SaveSettings : true
Minimize : true
Create icon in taskbar : true
Autorun : true
Set trayicon after close : true
Read disc information : true

CD Info

DisplayMSF : true
DisplayISRC : false

Digital Audio Extraction

DetectPregap : false
IncludePregap : false
Use audio error detection : true
Reduce speed : true
SaveCDText : true
SaveTrackNumber : false
SaveArtist : false
mp3 encoding : Windows
Audio Format : PCM
Path : C:\Program Files\Plextor
Filename : Track%N
Minimum bitrate : 0
Constant/Average bitrate : 0
Maximum bitrate : 0
Quality : 0
L.A.M.E. encoding method : CBR

CD Copy

Allow Overburning : false
CopyOnTheFly : false
Use audio error detection : false
Reduce speed : false
Eject destination disc : true
ISRC : false
UPC : false
CD+G : false
LeaveDiscOpen : false
PlaySound : false
WriteOption : Simulate + Write
Copies : 1
Temp. path : C:\DOCUME~1\JPUSAT~1\LOCALS~1\Temp
sound path : none
source path : C:\DOCUME~1\JPUSAT~1\LOCALS~1\Temp
destination path : C:\DOCUME~1\JPUSAT~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\

AudioCD Maker

WriteOption : Simulate + Write
CDText : true
UPC : true
ISRC : true
WriteSpeed : maximum
Copies : 1

I’m not really sure what else to do but any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.



Mr. Vertigo, hello! Here are a couple of things to check and certainly some of these fine, much more experienced folk will chime in. First make sure that your’e burner is in ultra dma mode 4 in your bios. Secondly, after your booted up, right click on the “My Computer” icon and go to properties, the hardware tab, and then device manager. Click the plus sign by the “IDE ATA\ATAPI Controllers”. Then right click on the primary or secondary controller, depending on which IDE channel your on, and it looks like from your post that you should be on the primary controller, go to the advanced settings tab and make sure that you are showing ultra dma available and just below that it should be showing ultra dma mode 4. If not then that will ceartainly affect your speed.

Good luck and hope this helps!

Ditto! Good advice! The pio 109 hacked to a a09xl likes to be the master on most MOBOs just like the Plex 716/ both UMDA4. Slave and non 80pin cables are a No No.

Please download DVD Identifier and insert a blank disk that you said it will only burn @8x. Hit the Identify button and let us know the Manufacturer ID and Media Type ID.

ruwalf and etp: mr.vertigo said that he can burn at 8x so DMA shouldn’t be a problem. However it is always good to re-check.

Zevia to the rescue! :bow: :bow: :bow: Sure ! What media are you using! Dah!LOL