1 (edited by talbin 2019-04-13 19:51:34)

It has been years since I've used a plextor drive but I never remember them being this bad.  I picked up both a used PX-716SA and a brand new PX-712A.  The PX-716SA could not read any of my IBM game CDs or blank CD-R media I tried.  It can read DVDs ok.  The new PX-712A is better and can read the majority of the discs I've put in it but not very well.  Am I missing something here to getting the drives to work better?

I have an ASRock P55 Extreme which has SATA and PATA onboard with the latest drivers installed.  I'm using Windows 7.  I've ripped 4 discs and 3 of them match the Redump database.  The one that doesn't match is for Under a Killing Moon Disc 2 but I'm concerned that it might be a bad dump because the drive isn't able to read Disc 3 at all.  I've got a Samsung DVD drive that can read all of the discs just fine.

Let me know if you need any more details.

EDIT: I'm ripping IBM PC Compatible games and I'm on the latest firmware.

Quality control seems to be an issue with later plextor's, I never had an issue with any drive until a I bought a new old stock 5224TA, it is having lots of weird problems reading PC CDs that my other plextors, including my other 5224A that I've had for over a decade can read just fine. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Neither my 716 nor 760 can read 1/2 my DVD games, I use my BenQ or LiteOn for those since plextor is nothing special here.

Plextor PX-760A 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-716SA 1.11 (+30) : Plextor PX-W5224A 1.04 (+30) : Plextor PX-W4824 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-W1610TA (+99) : Plextor PX-W1210TA 1.10 (+99) : Lite-On LTR-48246S (+6) : Lite-On LTR-52246S (+6) : Lite-On LH-20A1H LL0DN (+6) : BenQ DW1655 BCIB (+618) : ASUS DRW-2014L1 1.02 (+6) : Yamaha CRW-F1 (+733) : Optiarc SA-7290H5 1H44 (+48)

3 (edited by reentrant 2019-06-25 05:54:13)

My Px760 starts reading DVDs when I disassemble it and clean the lens. As always is stops doing so after few weeks...

Yeah I thought it was dirty head too, but I cleaned it and still this issue. It seems to do this after running for a bit and dumping a few discs. Whereas I can dump hundreds with my other one and it's fine. I dunno...

Plextor PX-760A 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-716SA 1.11 (+30) : Plextor PX-W5224A 1.04 (+30) : Plextor PX-W4824 1.07 (+30) : Plextor PX-W1610TA (+99) : Plextor PX-W1210TA 1.10 (+99) : Lite-On LTR-48246S (+6) : Lite-On LTR-52246S (+6) : Lite-On LH-20A1H LL0DN (+6) : BenQ DW1655 BCIB (+618) : ASUS DRW-2014L1 1.02 (+6) : Yamaha CRW-F1 (+733) : Optiarc SA-7290H5 1H44 (+48)