Whats wrong with px-716a

look my plextor was writing fine it was burning 4.7gb in 5min…but recently its been burning them in 13min…its dma mode ultrA mode 4…i am using recommended media…then only thing that i think would be wrong with it is that i am running on a limited xp account …but before it burned fine on the limited account and that’s why i am not concinved…

Plextor Info Utility V1.23
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25 March 2005

Software Information

Operating system : Windows XP V5.01.2600 Service Pack 1
Windows ASPI (wnaspi32.dll) : Adaptec ASPI for Win32 (95/NT) DLL, V4.60 (1021) (not used by PXInfo)
Roxio ASPI (cdral.dll) : n/a
Ahead ASPI (wnaspi32.dll) : Win32 Nero Aspi Library V2.0.1.74 (not used by PXInfo)

Hardware Information

IDE Interface: 0 ID: - Maximum # Targets : -
Description :
Type :

Port Driver : atapi.sys
Provider :
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver (Microsoft Corporation)
Location : C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\atapi.sys
Version : 5.1.2600.1135 (xpsp2.020921-0842)
Date :

ID 0: ST312002 5A V4.06

IDE Interface: 1 ID: - Maximum # Targets : -
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Type : IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

Port Driver : atapi.sys
Provider :
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver (Microsoft Corporation)
Location : C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\atapi.sys
Version : 5.1.2600.1135 (xpsp2.020921-0842)
Date :

ID 0 (E:) PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A V1.04 (S/N:351219) (0.23.26B - 2.14.57D)
Read speed: 17-40 X CAV
Jumper Settings: 001
Buffer Underrun Proof disabled
AutoStrategy: enabled
PoweRec: enabled
Auto Insert Notification: yes
DMA: yes

ID 1: HP DVD Writer 300n V3.20

USB Device Information:

Host Controller \.\HCD0 found.

Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2

Host Controller \.\HCD1 found.

Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4

| |—> Port[1] = I/O device connected
| | DeskJet 3820
| | USB Printing Support

Host Controller \.\HCD2 found.

Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7

Host Controller \.\HCD3 found.

Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE

| |—> Port[1] = I/O device connected
| | USB Reader
| | USB Mass Storage Device

Host Controller \.\HCD4 found.

Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

PlexTools Professional Registry Information


Key not found!

CD Info

Key not found!

Digital Audio Extraction

Key not found!

CD Copy

Key not found!

AudioCD Maker

Key not found!

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Problem description


Your Media may be in the Auto Strategy Data base and that could be the cause of the slow down. Check your A/S data base. Also noticed your buffer underrun is disabled. Not the problem but you should turn it on. :slight_smile:

where do i check autostragety?

autostragety is off what now ?? burn??and see or do a test with plextools?

You caught me in the middle of a scan so I have to go from memory. Open Plex tools and in drive settings, go to advanced and you should see A/S data base. Click on the button and it will show you if there is any media in the A/S data base. :slight_smile:

a/s data cable whats that???

this is how it looks like

Like you said A/S is off, so it is probably something else like media. You can do a Write transfer rate test by inserting a blank disc and testing, this will give you an idea whether or not the media is going to burn at rated speed. There is also an updated version of Plex tools on their website. Version 2.20

there it is…(i used this media before had 5min burn’s)

nero cd/dvd speed

Your transfer rates are good so it should burn at the same speed. Is your burning software set to burn @ the highest speed. if so, then it beats me why the burns are taking so long. Sorry I couldn’t help you more. If you have limited access to windows maybe someone has messed with your burn speed settings? :confused:

Don’t turn off AutoStrategy, it’s great for non recognized media! It seems to me that your burns are being limited to 4X instead of the maximum speed. Let us know which software app you’re using for burning your discs and if your drive’s buffer isn’t draining when burning (you can see this when the drive’s LED goes from orange (writing) to green (idle) during the burn session).

Are the media you are using from the same batch? If not, check the media codes of both media aka the ones you have previously burned at full speed and the ones you are using now - they might have changed manufacturers.

You can use dvd identifier for checking the MIDs

i am using nero to burn the dvd’s version…and i am using the same bactch of dvd+r media

media veratim

If you have Intel Application Accelerator, uninstall it.
My 716A used to burn at 2X only, after I uninstalled IAA, all the burns were done OK as expected.

how do i check if i have intel application accelarator?

i didnt fine no Intel Application Accelerator?? on add or remove programs an i also scanned for it an nothing

You can take a look here:

no i dont have i got win xp so any other suggestions?