I have been all this week trying to find a solution to my trouble but this is simply a nightmare:
Basically, my PX-716SA reads everything and detects my empty media perfectly (Verbatim MCC 004) but when it comes to burning it stays always at 1% in the Lead-In stage, as if it’s taking it a full long time to do the process, no error messages are shown. I have reached the 48 minutes of 1% Lead-In process, then I desperated turned my machine off to go on with some tests. Something is not right here…
I have tried to burn very different kind of things, from 50KB plain text documents to 4,2GB DVD Images or video compilations, using Alcohol 120% or Nero or trying different recording speeds come to the same end, stuck at that 1% Lead-In stage.
I have already upgraded the firmware to 1.09 and have also tried the write tests in the PlexTools LE 3.07, but it’s like the drive doesn’t want to do them, neither simulation and real writing start. I have also noticed that even if it’s an optical drive with SATA interface my system detects it as a PATA (it tells me it is a PX-716A when it is a PX-716SA).
These are the specs of my system:
[li]AMD 64 Opteron 148
[/li][li]DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D (nForce 4 Ultra)
[/li][li]Gskill F1-3200DSU2-1GB FX
[/li][li]Samsung SP0802N 80GB PATA HD (UDMA 133)
[/li][li]Plextor PX-716SA 1.09 (SATA Generation 1-150)
[/li][li]e-VGA GeForce 7800 GT (though I guess it’s not relevant)
The PX-716SA unit is plugged in directly to the mobo which uses the onboard nVidia SATA controller, and as I stated earlier it reads and detects everything good but cannot record. Here are some screenshots to show you how windows and plextools puts everything. Any help will be more than greatly apreciated, thanks in advance, ciao!