I’ve had a Plextor PX-716A for several months now. It was a real pain in the butt at first because I couldn’t get it to read (er… rip) DVDs at a decent speed. The time to complete ripping of one DVD was an hour and twenty minutes! Somehow, the problem was resolved and I was very happy. Of course… (always something) my wife had to bust the tray off my PX-716A and cause me some grief. I decided to get a PX-716SA (sata) because I like SATA stuff better anyway. Now, the same problem is happening on this drive that happened when I first got my ide version! I haven’t a clue as to how I fixed it last time. I’m sure somewhere in PlexTools. I have turned on SpeedRead, which I remember I had to do last time. SilentMode is off, VariRec is off.
Also… When the drive is reading DVDs, it sounds a lot quieter than my old one. My old one sounded like a jet engine when reading DVDs. This one hardly makes any noise at all. SilentMode is off, I verified.
Anyone have ideas? I would appreciate any help greatly!