Scsi controller for plex 40

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#1

When i start up my computer, the light on the plextor keeps on blinking, no cd is found when i enter one and the writer is not responding when i try to read the cd.

does anyone knows how i can solve this problem?


#2

Originally posted by leuske
[B]When i start up my computer, the light on the plextor keeps on blinking, no cd is found when i enter one and the writer is not responding when i try to read the cd.

does anyone knows how i can solve this problem? [/B]

I guess your drive isn’t in warranty anymore,otyerwhise I’d send it to Plextor,'cause I think it’s dead…I had the same issue with a Yamaha 2100e…and it was definetely dead…

Bye


#3

Does your PSU deliver enough power ?

Try connecting the powercable from the CDwriter to the HD and otherwise !


#4

Hello guys,
I would like to know which type of SCSI controller would be necessary to use"fully" the Plex40ts.
I saw that there are many types, and prices are very differentbut unfortunately I don’t understand anything, I have never had a Scsi device and now I was thinking if “replace” my dvdrom( I have never seen a dvd).
Greetings.
:slight_smile:


#5

Virtually any scsi-card that’s sold nowadays will do fine.

I would suggest an older type, since you won’t need the high speed that’s offered for harddisks (like the U-160-adapters).
A faster card usually has a 64pin connector, and the Plex has an older 50pin connector, so it would be a waste of money to buy a fast card with an expensive 64pin -> 50pin cable.
Try finding one of the old adaptec’s, like the 2940.
20Mb/sec adapter is fast enough, since 40x is only 150Kb/sec x 40speed = 6Mb/sec. So even a 10Mb-adapter would be fine, but I don’t think you’ll find one of those :slight_smile:

If you are planning to buy more SCSI-devices (like harddiscs) in the future, I would recommend the Adaptec 160Mb/sec, but no need for this speed if you only want to attach the Plex.


#6

Adaptec basically wrote the book on SCSI, you can’t go wrong with one of their host adapters. A CDR is not very fast, so just a basic SCSI-2 or Ultra-SCSI adapter will work fine. No need for Wide-SCSI or Ultra-Wide, or U160.

If you want to be able to boot from the CD, you’ll need an adapter with built-in BIOS. If you don’t want to boot from the CD, you can get a cheaper adapter without BIOS.

I put a SCSI adapter in my computer for the tape backup. I spent about $20 US on a unit by Tekram, without BIOS. Works great. Tekram makes adapters with or without the BIOS, as well as the wide and high speed stuff, and they’re less expensive than Adaptec.


#7

You can check your Plextor’s blinking codes here to find out what’s wrong with it.

HTH.