The PX-708UF external was one of my few regrets in optical drive purchases. Extremely picky about media (even recognizing their presence), ancient firmware which did not have media table entries for most commonly used DVD blanks, did not support most Plextor “Advanced functions”, and not such a great reader either.
It’s been sitting on the shelf in a stack of drives for years. I know this is a crazy question, but something moved me to want to try to swap drives into this case. Are there speed limitations in the USB-ATAPI bridge board which would limit burning speed severely? Physical differences which would prohibit the swap-in of a standard form-factor ATAPI drive? Specifically I’m thinking of putting my Plextor Premium CD-R in there, or a late-ATAPI-era DVD burner from LiteOn.
Is this a pipe dream?