Recently i bought a 708 UF and connected it via USB 2.0 to my computer. Everything looked fine… My XP recognized the drive right away, and so did nero. Then i started to notice strange things…
For ex. after i burned a disc (DVD), plextor drive would not recognize it! I immediately switched the disc to an internal dvd drive i have and everything was fine! I rebooted and hoped that it was all just a glich in the system caused by nero. After the reboot, 708 would still not recognize the disc! Note that before the burning process all the discs were recognized as blank as should be. However, 3 out of 6 burned dvd discs were readable by plextor 708 while all of them were in the other drive.
Another thing is that when i try to rip a dvd movie to my computer, 708 reaches a speed of just X2.0 (no less and no more)while my 2 year old dvd-cd-rec drive reached much higher speeds. In addition, plextor could not rip some discs.
And finally, more of a question than a certified problem. Can 708 UF have DMA activated? because in the properties this choice is inactive.
Thank you in advance and i am sorry for the length of this thread.