Did anybody else wonder what changes Plextor made that prevents 716A drives shipped with 1.05 firmware from being flashed to an earlier version?
If the hardware revision is the same per the TLA number - e.g. TLA#0305, then shouldn’t the drive be identical to a TLA#0304 upgraded to 1.05 FW?
It makes be suspect that the firmware flash chip is somehow different…
Does anybody know the reason?