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PLEXTOR PX-716: new 1.05 firmware available

Postby frank1 on Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:03 pm

The 1.05 firmware is now available through the update tool of the new software: Plextools Pro XL
see:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=131935
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Postby KenW on Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:10 am

Japan site has FW 1.05 release notes.
DVD-R DL support from 2X to 6X (Mitsubishi Chemical media only)
DVD-R DL support from 2X to 4X (non-Mitsubishi media)
Improve recording quality of all supported media types except CD-RW
Improve AutoStrategy performance

Download the .exe here:
http://plextor.jp/download/firmware/px716_105.exe
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Postby KenW on Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:20 pm

Changelog on plextor.be
PX-716A/SA/UF V1.05

* Added: Support for newer 8X DVD+R media
* Support for newer 16X DVD+R media
* Support for newer 8X DVD-R media
* Support for newer 16X DVD-R media
* Support for newer 8X DVD+RW media
* Support for newer 4X and 6X DVD-RW media
* Support for newer DVD+R DL media

* Improvements: Write performance on CD-R media
* Write performance on DVD+R media
* Write performance on DVD-R media
* Write performance on DVD+R DL media
* Write performance on DVD-R DL media
* Write performance on DVD+RW media
* Write performance on DVD-RW media
* Write performance of AutoStrategy
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Postby MadBurner on Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:39 pm

Nice changelog!

Thanks KenW for the update!

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Postby frank1 on Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:03 pm

What do you think about this put by Plextor on the download page of the new 1.05 firmware on their Europe website ?

Remark:
If your drive originally came with firmware V1.05 installed, it will not be possible to install a lower version of firmware.
If your drive originally came with firmware lower than V1.05, it will be possible to install a lower version of firmware after upgrading to firmware V1.05.
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Postby KenW on Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:01 pm

new plextools today too 2.21 pro is out

http://www.plextools.com/downloadfiles/PTP221UEN.exe

PlexTools Professional V2.21 released on 25 March 2005

Changed:

* Performance on nForce systems


Added:

* Support for latest drives
* Support for DVD-R DL writing


Bug Fix:

* several minor bug fixes
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Postby ETP on Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:39 am

Happy Easter from Plex 8)

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Postby VEFF on Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:56 pm

frank1 wrote:What do you think about this put by Plextor on the download page of the new 1.05 firmware on their Europe website ?

Remark:
If your drive originally came with firmware V1.05 installed, it will not be possible to install a lower version of firmware.
If your drive originally came with firmware lower than V1.05, it will be possible to install a lower version of firmware after upgrading to firmware V1.05.


Interesting.
I wonder if it has something to do with the hardware (TLA) versions.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby frank1 on Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:44 am

VEFF wrote:Interesting.
I wonder if it has something to do with the hardware (TLA) versions.


I was thinking something similar ...
I put that on line because my knowledge of these questions is not sufficient to be sure of that
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Postby ETP on Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:23 am

This FW seems to speed up the Plex a little with TY02MIJ. :D

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NEC 4550 1.6T
Plextor 716a 1.09
Pioneer 109/A09 158
Pioneer 110/A10 1.39
Liteon 5005
Sony 875P & 333ES
Liteon 5005
HK7200
Hitachi 61SDX
Two Dell 8400s & 9100 with SATA HDs
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Postby VEFF on Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:21 pm

Thanks!
Looking forward to trying this on my two new PX-716A drives.

Both say TLA = 0304.
Is that the latest?

Unfortunately I hit two nasty potholes (it was hard to see because it was pouring all day and the 2nd one was in the dark on top of it) - I hit one during each drive pickup.
(Ironically in each case the potholes were encountered after making a slight wrong turn when getting near the respective stores, otherwise I would have avoided BOTH entirely).
I think the car suspension (and hopefully tire) survived; probably thanks to their 16 inch size and, I think, slightly wider than average profile.
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby ETP on Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:04 pm

Ok Veff! The race is on for how many drives we can pile on the floor! LOL

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NEC 4550 1.6T
Plextor 716a 1.09
Pioneer 109/A09 158
Pioneer 110/A10 1.39
Liteon 5005
Sony 875P & 333ES
Liteon 5005
HK7200
Hitachi 61SDX
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Postby VEFF on Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:23 pm

ETP wrote:Ok Veff! The race is on for how many drives we can pile on the floor! LOL


:) ETP.

I sell all my drives when upgrading (other than the really old ones in my profile, which aren't worth selling since they will fetch almost nothing and, in the case of the Philips CDD3610 have nostalgia value - it was my first burner.
Imagine a 2X CD-RW on sale for $329 + tax (in 1998).

My brother asked me on Eeaster how many DVD burners I had owned; had. figured out that I have owned 11 DVD burners. That was before the two PX-716As.
The good thing is that I sold all 11, leaving me wiht just the two I bought yesterday.

The best part is that in most cases, due to getting in on hot deals in every instance and some (lucky) timing of the sales, it smetimes cost me nothing when upgrading (recouped the purchase price or sold it for the price of the new faster burner, bough with coupons, rebates, PriceMatches etc.).

But, I think I'll try to keep this just as a relatively casual hobby (i.e. hopefully not spending so much time that it interferes with the rest of my personal life).
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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