I bought a pioneed dvr-109 drive in a usb 2.0 enclosure back in May. After having the seller send me three replacements (I had to eat shipping back to them each time too, $8 per time) my burner tops out writing at 3x (the other enclosures were stuck at 1.8x).
Drive works fine in another enclosure (2.5" HD enclosure) and in a desktop. Its a problem with the enclosure not working well with the drive. I took it all apart to find a cypress chipset, CY7C68300A-56PVC. There is nothing on the internet regarding updates for firmware for this.
So I need to buy another enclosure. I would like to buy one that is known to work with my pioneer burner. This enclosure problem is costing me more and more... What enclosures are known to work with our drives? Can anyone share what drive they have? I want to be able to write at full speed, not 3x. This cypress enclosure sucks. I've heard about prolific chipsets being OK but upon research many people post about problems with DVD-RW drives, and most websites dont tell what chipset is in their enclosures they sell.
I'm checking dealsonic for plumax drives with the prolific chipset. Has anyone used these enclosures with a pioneer burner? Does it work at 16x without a problem?
Thanks guys for any help