Thursday, January 12, 2006

Plextor 716A Slowness

Last month my Plextor 716A CD/DVD +–awholelottaletters all of a sudden started burning DVDs at the speed of molasses.  It was taking me nearly 30 minutes to burn a 4GB DVD.  This sucked considerably since I had to burn 50–ish DVDs for our DevGroup’s Visual Studio 2005 Launch last month. 

Today I finally got around to taking a closer look at the problem.  Everything in Device Manager looked shiny, and the drivers for the drive and bus were both up to date.  However, I found a new firmware version (1.0.9) on Plextor’s site.  That’s since been installed and now everything’s back up to snuff.  DVDs are taking only six to eight minutes to burn.  Much nicer!

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