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Plextor 716A New Official Firmware v1.07

Postby Noua on Tue May 10, 2005 12:14 pm

Plextor has released another update for this burner. We're now at version 1.07.

Direct link:
http://www.plextor.be/download/ftp1/716A107.exe


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Write performance on CD-R media
Compatibility with DVD-R DL media
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Postby Ian on Tue May 10, 2005 12:35 pm

Yeah, I reported this yesterday. Has anyone tried it yet?
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Postby KenW on Tue May 10, 2005 2:48 pm

seem about the same as 1.06 to me, nothing super changed in burning.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue May 10, 2005 10:52 pm

ok say i were to walk through my computer department at work (best buy), which tla would i want?

and how about media, TYG02 still good with this drive? how does this drive treat that media compared to the pioneer drive
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Postby MadBurner on Tue May 10, 2005 11:56 pm

@ hoxlund

I would look for TLA #0203 if possible. Seems to be the best revision of the drive from what I've read and experienced.

I've had no problems with TYG02 with my 716s.

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Postby hoxlund on Wed May 11, 2005 12:19 am

ohh another good question, will the sata version work with my nforce 4 sli chipset mobo?
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Postby mikepraba on Wed May 11, 2005 2:54 am

does Best buy carry TY? under what brand name?
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Postby Noua on Wed May 11, 2005 4:32 am

TLA #03XX seems to perfom bether with CD results and comparing with tla#02XX Dvd burn quality is more or less equally.

Has for SATA version, some problems have been reported mainly related with speed performance.

But we cannot forget one thing. Usually people tend to report errors or problems while good drives tend to be reported less.

I guess if you're into one of this drives you should get one and cross your fingers...
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Postby hoxlund on Wed May 11, 2005 11:41 am

ill pick up a drive maybe today

and also why the hell would you buy media in the store? besides when have you seen TYG02 printable in a big retail chain?
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Postby mikepraba on Wed May 11, 2005 11:49 am

Lets talk about Plextor's new firmware. I waiting for some feedback before i flash my drive. any improvements? Anything specific to mention. Plextor website doesnt tell me anything either.
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Postby MadBurner on Wed May 11, 2005 12:34 pm

mikepraba wrote:does Best buy carry TY? under what brand name?


Best Buy carries TY under the Fuji brand name usually in DVD+R but sometimes in DVD-R. Just look for "Made in Japan" on the packaging.

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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 12, 2005 12:45 am

we have this drive with a tla of 0306
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Postby hoxlund on Fri May 13, 2005 11:58 pm

drive bought, black bezel installed, tla of 0306, firmware upgraded to 1.07 (came with 1.06)
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Postby bobmitchell on Sat May 14, 2005 5:33 pm

Upgraded my firmware to 1.07. Mind you the difference may be negligable over a short period of time, but I found a few interesting things with 1.07.

Testing FujiFilm DVD+R Taiyo Yuden at 16X with Plextools 2.23. The burn gets to about 4GB...and the speed kicks down to 12X

Testing Verbatim 16X DVD+R Mitsubishi Chemical with Plextools 2.23 ....burn gets to around 4.2 GB and kicks down to 12x.

Flashed back to firmware 1.06

Testing the same FujiFilm at 16X, Plextools 2.23...burn got as high as 15.79X around 4.5 GB before kicking down to 12X...gigarec

Testing the same Verbatim 16X DVD+R , Plextools 2.23...got as high as 16.1X and never kicked down to 12X.

Did burns with the same disks in Nero DVD Speed...and tested the quality...TY was Very Good, Inner....Good Middle layer and Good Outer Layer...1.07

Verbatim was Excellent inner layer...Very Good middle layer and good outer layer.

Same exact readings on firmware 1.06

This in combination with jitter problems that many are having at www.cdfreaks.com with the 1.07 firmware and CD-R...I am sticking to 1.06 until a better firmware than 1.07 comes out. In addition...1.07 is supposed to impact CD writing quality...for most at CD Freaks...they felt that it degraded

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BTW...my original TLA: 0203
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