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Author Topic: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?  (Read 2825 times)

Offline Audiomaster

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Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« on: March 03, 2011, 04:53:59 pm »
Hi Guys,

I have my trusty old Plextor Premium in a firewire enclosure so that I can keep it on my desk and my PC away. I managed to get a PX-760A drive on Ebay to serve as a backup. I've placed it in an identical enclosure but can't get the PC to recognise the drive. If I hook it up inside the PC via a normal IDE cable then it works fine. Just wondering if anyone else had done this with this model?

Steve Kitch - www.audiomaster.co.uk

Offline Greg Reierson

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Re: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 05:00:49 pm »
I've had all of my optical drives in an external USB rack mount enclosure for many years. Never had any trouble working that way. Have you swapped everything and traced the problem to the drive? Cables and converter OK?

Greg Reierson
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Offline Audiomaster

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Re: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 05:20:01 pm »
Yup, done all that. I've taken my working Plextor Premium enclosure and did a direct swap with the new drive. Still nothing. The drive certainly works though as I've plugged it in direct to the PC via IDE cable and it works perfectly. Annoying. 
Steve Kitch - www.audiomaster.co.uk

Offline dcdiscs

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Re: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 07:02:56 pm »
This is probably a shot in the dark.. but maybe a driver update for the enclosure?

Jeff Morat
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Offline jamesp

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Re: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 09:07:43 am »
I'm using a PX760 in a firewire/usb enclosure that originally housed a PX708 drive with no problems. One thought - is the drive set to be the master on the IDE bus?

James Perrett - JRP Music

Offline Jerry Tubb

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Re: Plextor PX-760A - Firewire caddy?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 10:28:04 am »
Recently bought an unopened NOS (2005) PX-716a on eB*y for $75 to Replace the aging burner in an external PX-716UF FireWire enclosure. Updated the firmware to v1.11, burned a few test discs. Works great, connected to the Mac Pro in Studio A. Funny how a 6 year old NOS drive is now burning it's very first discs. And the kicker, just won a NOS PX-716UF yesterday on eB*y for $85. So the good deals on classic Plextors are out there.

Cheers, JT
« Last Edit: March 12, 2011, 04:04:05 am by Jerry Tubb »
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