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Plextor SCSI 12x/10x/32x CDRW Reports
(incl. tests w/Firewire to SCSI adapter):
Last Updated: 11/7/2000, 11:18 AM
Several of today's Drive Compatibility Database entries were from an owner of the SCSI version of Plextor's 12/10/32x CDRW drive. He noted tests with several software packages, in several macs and even tests with a Firewire/SCSI adapter.
Reviewer's Name: Frederico
Date Submitted: 11/6/2000
Drive Type: CDRW
Drive Interface: SCSI
Drive Brand: Plextor
Drive Model Number: PX-W1210TS (12/10/32)
Drive Size: N/A
Driver Used: Toast Reader Extension
Mac Model: 95 or 9600
CPU Upgrade Brand: XLR8 CarrierZIF card
CPU Upgrade Speed: 450
Mac OS Version: OS 9
Reader Comments: SCSI bus used/tested: external SCSI, internal SCSI-1, 2

OK with OS 8.6 (CD/DVD driver v1.2.2): yes
OK with OS 9.0.0 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.3) : yes
OK with OS 9.0.4 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.5): yes


With Toast 4.1:
Burns CD-R at 12x: Yes
Burns CD-RW at 10x: Yes
Bootable: Yes

With Toast 3.5.7 (under 8.6 only)
Burns CD-R at 12x: No (4x max with hack)
Burns CD-RW at 10x: no (4x max with hack)
Bootable: Yes

With Radialogic CD Master v1.0.3 Preview:
Burns CD-R at 12x: No*
Burns CD-RW at 10x: No*
Bootable: Yes
*(ejects CD prematurely at finishing stage; drive not yet supported as of 001106)

Discribe not tested (will test on request).


Reviewer's Name: Frederico
Date Submitted: 11/6/2000
Drive Type: CDRW
Drive Interface: SCSI
Drive Brand: Plextor
Drive Model Number: PX-W1210TS
Drive Size: 12/10/32
Driver Used: Toast Reader Extension
Mac Model: Apple Beige G3
CPU Upgrade Brand: XLR8 G4
CPU Upgrade Speed: 450
Mac OS Version: OS 9
Reader Comments: SCSI bus used/tested: external SCSI, internal SCSI-1, ATTO OEM UW

OK with OS 8.6 (CD/DVD driver v1.2.2): yes
OK with OS 9.0.0 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.3) : yes
OK with OS 9.0.4 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.5): yes

With Toast 4.1:
Burns CD-R at 12x: Yes
Burns CD-RW at 10x: Yes
Bootable: Yes

With Toast 3.5.7 (under 8.6 only)
Burns CD-R at 12x: No (4x max with hack)
Burns CD-RW at 10x: no (4x max with hack)
Bootable: Yes

With Radialogic CD Master v1.0.3 Preview: Burns CD-R at 12x: No*
Burns CD-RW at 10x: No*
Bootable: Yes
*(ejects CD prematurely at finishing stage; drive not yet supported as of 001106)

Discribe not tested (will test on request).


Reviewer's Name: Frederico
Date Submitted: 11/6/2000
Drive Type: CDRW
Drive Interface: SCSI
Drive Brand: Plextor
Drive Model Number: PX-W1210TS
Drive Size: 12/10/32
Driver Used: Toast Reader Extension
Mac Model: Apple BW G3
CPU Upgrade Brand: XLR8
CPU Upgrade Speed: 500
Mac OS Version: 8.6
Reader Comments: SCSI bus used/tested: OrangeMicro 930U; ATTO UW

OK with OS 8.6 (CD/DVD driver v1.2.2): yes
OK with OS 9.0.0 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.3) : yes
OK with OS 9.0.4 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.5): yes

With Toast 4.1:
Burns CD-R at 12x: Yes
Burns CD-RW at 10x: Yes
Bootable: Yes

With Toast 3.5.7 (under 8.6 only)
Burns CD-R at 12x: No (4x max with hack)
Burns CD-RW at 10x: no (4x max with hack)
Bootable: Yes

With Radialogic CD Master v1.0.3 Preview:
Burns CD-R at 12x: No*
Burns CD-RW at 10x: No*
Bootable: Yes
*(ejects CD prematurely at finishing stage; drive not yet supported as of 001106)

Discribe not tested (will test on request).


Reviewer's Name: Frederico
Date Submitted: 11/6/2000
Drive Type: CDRW
Drive Interface: SCSI
Drive Brand: Plextor
Drive Model Number: PX-W1210TS (12/10/32)
Drive Size: N/A
Driver Used: Toast Reader Extension
Mac Model: Apple G4 Dual CPU
Mac OS Version: OS 9
Reader Comments: SCSI bus used/tested: OrangeMicro 930U

OK with OS 8.6 (CD/DVD driver v1.2.2): n/a
OK with OS 9.0.0 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.3) : n/a
OK with OS 9.0.4 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.5): yes

With Toast 4.1:
Burns CD-R at 12x: Yes
Burns CD-RW at 10x: Yes
Bootable: Yes

With Radialogic CD Master v1.0.3 Preview:
Burns CD-R at 12x: No*
Burns CD-RW at 10x: No*
Bootable: Yes
*(ejects CD prematurely at finishing stage; drive not yet supported as of 001106)

Discribe not tested (will test on request).


He also tested with the Orange Micro Firewire/SCSI adapter:

Reviewer's Name: Frederico
Date Submitted: 11/6/2000
Drive Type: CDRW
Drive Interface: Firewire
Drive Brand: Plextor
Drive Model Number: PX-W1210TS (12/10/32)
Drive Size: N/A
Driver Used: Toast Reader Extension
Mac Model: Apple BW G3
CPU Upgrade Brand: Apple
CPU Upgrade Speed: 500
Mac OS Version: OS 9
Reader Comments: note: Rev B MOBO
Tested using the OrangeMicro FireWire to SCSI converter; drive mounted in an old Apple 40HD enclosure with Centronix 50 and active LED terminator.

OK with OS 8.6 (CD/DVD driver v1.2.2): not tested
OK with OS 9.0.0 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.3) : not tested
OK with OS 9.0.4 (CD/DVD driver v1.3.5): yes

With Toast 4.1:
Burns CD-R at 12x: Yes
Burns CD-RW at 10x: Yes
Bootable: Yes (but slow and flakey)

With Radialogic CD Master v1.0.3 Preview:
Burns CD-R at 12x: No*
Burns CD-RW at 10x: No*
Bootable: Yes
*(drive not seen on FireWire bus)
Discribe not tested (will test on request).

Note to all: We have more configurations using this drive than I will get around to listing; basically, we've had no problems using this as an internal or external drive on any SCSI-enabled Mac that can use Toast 4.1, and, obviously, this particular Mac using FireWire to SCSI.

I welcome other owner reports. Please post an entry in the Drive Compatibility Database.

 
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