you could also install the 716A as the master and leave out the dvdrom drive.
When I intalled mine, I had a dvd rom as a slave but noticed that the plextor
slowed down a bit in read/write...
I was told by plextor techs to try and keep the 716A as the only device
on the 2nd IDE for full write/speed operation..
[some here may argue that point but I usually will try something once and since all P/C's are not equall, advice here is 50-50.....Good but not always quaranteed. something to keep in mind here.
Since I don't really need to [B]do disk to disk copying, I just let it write to the hard drive] I removed my dvd rom and my read/write speeds went back to original..
I use verbatim 16x +r and when I would do testing, I never quite got it to the 16x level until I pulled the rom out..
Have burned over 80 movies using dvd dycrypt and shrink and haven't had a coaster yet...
Also do a write test and it usually ends the test above 16x..
Using firmare 1.04..
Have not jumped to the latest 1.05 yet for 2 reasons..
reading pro/con here about it and I'm cruising along fine so far with 1.04 so think I'll wait and see........