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New firmware 1.01 for Plextor Premium!

Postby dodecahedron on Fri May 23, 2003 6:39 am

New firmware 1.01 for Plextor Premium

Premium V1.01 (23 May 2003)
Fixed Bugs:
Compatibility with Ahead InCD 4
Compatibility with Direct CD-formatted discs under Windows XP
Compatibility with Digital Audio Playback of Windows Media Player
Improvements:
Read performance for eccentric discs
Write performance for several NS & US CD-RW

http://www.plextor.be/English/technical ... emium.html
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri May 23, 2003 6:41 am

Write performance for several NS & US CD-RW
i expect that the "NS" is a typo - should be HS = high speed.
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Postby Ian on Fri May 23, 2003 7:37 am

NS = Normal Speed (4x)
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri May 23, 2003 7:48 am

oops! :o
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Postby Ian on Fri May 23, 2003 8:05 am

Arrghh... 1.01 firmware didn't fix the read problems I was having. Oh well...
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri May 23, 2003 11:17 am

What read problems are you having with the Plex Premium, Ian?
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Postby Scour on Sun May 25, 2003 2:59 pm

Hello!

By the way, when will the review come :D ?
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Postby Ian on Sun May 25, 2003 9:03 pm

Soon
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon May 26, 2003 8:33 pm

What is soon?
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Postby Ian on Mon May 26, 2003 8:51 pm

aviationwiz wrote:What is soon?


Main Entry: soon
Pronunciation: 'sün, esp New England 'sun
Function: adverb
Etymology: Middle English soone, from Old English sOna; akin to Old High German sAn immediately
Date: before 12th century
1 a obsolete : at once : IMMEDIATELY b : before long : without undue time lapse <soon after sunrise>
2 : in a prompt manner : SPEEDILY <as soon as possible> <the sooner the better>
3 archaic : before the usual time
4 : in agreement with one's choice or preference : WILLINGLY <I'd just as soon walk as drive>
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Postby Ian on Mon May 26, 2003 11:42 pm

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Postby dhc014 on Mon May 26, 2003 11:57 pm

Ian wrote:Here you go:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=185

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Nice Ian, one thing I'm wondering; is it really possible to detect the difference between the flashing interval of the LED?
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Postby Ian on Tue May 27, 2003 12:17 am

dhc014 wrote:Nice Ian, one thing I'm wondering; is it really possible to detect the difference between the flashing interval of the LED?


Yeah, after awhile you can tell the difference.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue May 27, 2003 12:33 am

Nice review! Too bad about the reading problems and the write problem with the 32x CD-RWs. :cry:
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US Logo

Postby Clint on Tue May 27, 2003 3:40 am

BTW, W4824TA does have Ultra-Speed Compact Disc logo. I have 2 W4824TA's, 1 black SE model and both have the logo. The white 1 is TLA#0000 and the black 1 is TLA#0103.

8)

Maybe your review unit was so fresh it wasn't completely finalised... We had a sample PX-Windsor @ CDRInfo and it differed a little from the final production...

Also, I notice you got a Chinese made drive :-? All Plextor's I have are Japan, wonder why this is...
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Re: US Logo

Postby Ian on Tue May 27, 2003 7:43 am

Clint wrote:BTW, W4824TA does have Ultra-Speed Compact Disc logo. I have 2 W4824TA's, 1 black SE model and both have the logo. The white 1 is TLA#0000 and the black 1 is TLA#0103.


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If I remember back, a lot of the early drives didn't have the logo. What month was yours produced?

Maybe your review unit was so fresh it wasn't completely finalised... We had a sample PX-Windsor @ CDRInfo and it differed a little from the final production...

Also, I notice you got a Chinese made drive :-? All Plextor's I have are Japan, wonder why this is...


Fresh? The W4824TA we reviewed was a final rev. Plextor America hasn't sent out too many engineering samples.

I have two Premiums here. One made in Japan. The other in China. Plextor has slowly been moving production over there. It's a lot cheaper to manufacture things in China.
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Postby Ian on Tue May 27, 2003 8:12 am

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