1 (edited by user7 2017-10-03 17:11:50)

Topic: Plextor PX-716A drive shows up but not Media (External, Windows 10)

Hey guys I've got two Plextor PX-716A drives that show up when plugged in under "My Computer" but PSX or PS2 discs are not appearing and Windows says the drive has no media.

I have the drives hooked up via a IDE > USB Adapter (including a power supply). On a laptop with Windows 10 64bit edition. I've tried "updating drivers" via Device Manager but says Windows has the latest drivers installed. I've already manually assigned a drive letter.

Anyone have experience with an external Plextor drive on Windows 10 that can shine some light or confirm they had no issues with a similar setup?

Re: Plextor PX-716A drive shows up but not Media (External, Windows 10)

user7 wrote:

Hey guys I've got two Plextor PX-716A drives that show up when plugged in under "My Computer" but PSX or PS2 discs are not appearing and Windows says the drive has no media.

I have the drives hooked up via a IDE > USB Adapter (including a power supply). On a laptop with Windows 10 64bit edition. I've tried "updating drivers" via Device Manager but says Windows has the latest drivers installed. I've already manually assigned a drive letter.

Anyone have experience with an external Plextor drive on Windows 10 that can shine some light or confirm they had no issues with a similar setup?

I'm using a similar configuration without problem, maybe it's a fault of the usb-adapter:

Windows 10
UGreen USB IDE Adapter (https://www.amazon.de/UGREEN-Adapter-Ko … er+usb+3.0)
Plextor PX-716A

Done most of my dumps with it, works fine.

Re: Plextor PX-716A drive shows up but not Media (External, Windows 10)

Thanks for the info. My original adapter was a Cheap chinese one from Amazon with many good ratings.

I ordered this one earlier today to test https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000U … &psc=1

Next I will try that one if these this new one doesn't work.

I also tried on my second Windows 10 laptop similar results.

Re: Plextor PX-716A drive shows up but not Media (External, Windows 10)

I also used

https://www.amazon.de/Inateck-Universal … de+adapter

works fine with IDE, but had problems with SATA drives, so I sent it back.

Re: Plextor PX-716A drive shows up but not Media (External, Windows 10)

Here's my follow up solution.

Despite high reviews, my first adapter did not read discs:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BI … &psc=1

My second order did not work for the first few times, but has worked consistently since:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000U … &psc=1

My third order worked perfectly:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AW … &psc=1


Assigning a permanent driver letter has been recommended as a fix on the internet, however this did not help my first adapter. It may have helped later on though, here's how to assign a permanent drive letter: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/assign … e-windows/