August 25th, 2007, 08:59 PM #1
SATA II Drive and Plextor DVDRW IDE
what i want to know is are these two compatible.
I recently installed a Maxtor SATA II 320GB HD (works great no problems)
I also have a Plextor Turboplex PX-800A DVDRW Drive which is working fine but the software CD that it came with will not open (when it does open i dont see anything on the disc).
i have been trying to open it so i can install Easy Creater 9 which came with the drive when i bought it.
I then moved its connection to IDE1 and then it recognized the PX-800A but it still wont open the CDROM.
I have no problem burning my backup movies so i know the drive is working fine.
i also am having a problem finding a firmware update for the PX-800A DVDRW drive and the plextor website or a google search has been no help.
OK after all that is said what i also want to know is:
Is it ok to have both the SATA II HD installed and have the DVDRW IDE drive installed
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August 25th, 2007, 09:15 PM #2
Yes. I have a Seagate 250GB SATA II drive and an IDE LG DVD burner living happily together.
Do you have the same reading problem with any other CDs?Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
August 25th, 2007, 09:27 PM #3
i just put in a couple of cd install disc's and they opened fine
i am also having a problem watching movies with windows media player 11 and the sound wont work when i try to play a cd.
which is wierd because i hear everything fine when i play online games
Last edited by Lostamarble; August 25th, 2007 at 09:47 PM.Athlon64 4000+,Biostar NF4ST-A9,suntec 680W PS,atiradeon hd 2600 512mb PCIe ,2gig KingstonDDR400 PX800A DVDRW,silent939 k8 dual heatpipe heatsink
August 26th, 2007, 12:23 AM #4
Sounds like a problem with that particular CD then.
As for your sound problem, have you checked in your sound properties to make sure that the CD input is not muted and the slider is up?Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
January 5th, 2009, 01:22 PM #5
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Not reading its Plextor DVD
Hi, I am having the same problem. So far, it is 2 dvd's that it will not open, the one with Easy creator and Farcry 2. If you find an answer, email me.
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