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#1

This is a list of caracterist of firmwares:

PX-W2410TA V1.01
Added:
Disable PoweRecII during test write
Improvements:
CD initialise performance
Support for Mitsubishi Super Azo CD-R at 24X
Read performance for overburned discs
Countermeasure for shock-sensitivity during writing of Lead-In

PX-W2410TA V1.02
Added:
Faster write speed (16X-20X-24X) is indicated by faster led blinking rate
Improvements:
Initialise performance for Fuji and Hitachi Maxell discs
Read and write performance for various discs, types and speeds

PX-W2410TA/TU V1.03
Fixed Bugs:
Transfer mode changes from DMA to PIO when the system exits stand-by mode under Windows 2000
Autorun does not start on Windows XP system
A UDF formatted CD-R would be recognised as Audio CD (Windows XP systems only)
LED turns on green during software eject while the tray is already open
Improvements:
Write performance for newer CD-R media and support of newer disc types

PX-W2410TA/TU V1.04 (USA VERSION)
Fixed Bugs:
Hang-up during CD-RW erase
Hang-up during copy of Mixed Mode CD by means of Easy CDCreator V5.1.1.102
Added:
Support for newer CD-R media (Tayo Yuden 40X, Verbatim 40X)
Support for latest Orange Book Part2 Vol2 V1.1 specification
Improvements:
Write performance for various discs, types and speeds
Burn-Proof cannot occur during the writing of Lead-Out anymore

PX-W2410TA/TU V1.04 (EUROPEN VERSION)
Fixed Bugs:
Hang-up during CD-RW erase
Hang-up during copy of Mixed Mode CD by means of Easy CDCreator V5.1.1.102
Added:
Support for newer CD-R media (Tayo Yuden 40X, Verbatim 40X)
Support for latest Orange Book Part2 Vol2 V1.1 specification
Improvements:
Write performance for various discs, types and speeds
Write performance for Correct EFM Encondig
Burn-Proof cannot occur during the writing of Lead-Out anymore

With the firmware 1.04 European Version i can copy safedisck 251? Because in the text put this:

Write performance for Correct EFM Encondig

Sorry for my english, I'm spanish:D :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I has 1.03 firmware


#2

> With the firmware 1.04 European Version i can copy safedisck
> 251? Because in the text put this:

No, you can’t make perfect backups (i.e. backups which even work in toshiba 1502). You still need a liteon…was my first test after flashing to 1.04.

Some games can be backuped, some backups work in many drives but not in toshiba 1502, some backups only word in the writer.

If they don’t manage that with their next firmware, I might buy a liteon in addition…

> Sorry for my english, I’m spanish

Could be worse…


#3

Originally posted by alexnoe
No, you can’t make perfect backups (i.e. backups which even work in toshiba 1502). You still need a liteon…was my first test after flashing to 1.04.

see this thread, so far everything is copyable.

i think i d/l the USA version. the header in the bin file contained this string PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W2410A1.0403/14/02 10:00 PLEXTOR WINCHES 000


#4

I have another TLA. Are there differences in SD2.51-capability with different TLAs?


#5

@asder: there’s nothing about efm in this page. where did you see it?


#6

http://foros.crackmanworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11247

:wink:


#7

i just downloaded the file from plextor.be and reflashed (for the case that I got the US-Version). I wrote an image which was not correctly written with the “old” 1.04.

The toshiba still finds additional bad sectors where a 14B9 should be.

CD is Verbatim 10x CD-RW.

Or is the firmware at www.plextor.be the US-Version?


#8

@asder: i don’t think that information is correct since plextor europe doesn’t mention anything about it but who knows…

@alexnoe: i think the firmware is the same for both us, europe and japan plextors (cuz i also updated my us plex with the european fw) but then again who knows…


#9

The fw is the same as far as what it does to the drive, but the Japanese and European can be broken up into its separate files by winzip and can be modified to work with plex rebadgers. The U.S. version cannot. I suppose that plex does not trust us dumb Americans to do this correctly.

If you wish to see this, download the U.S. version and one of the others and try to extract it with win zip. You will see the separate files in the win zip extraction windows with the J. or E. version, but not with the U.S. version.


#10

I just downloaded Fw v1.04 from plextor.be, plextor.co.jp and plextor.com in order to compare them. There shouldn’t be a difference because it is the same Fw version, but guess what, there are lots of differences.
I did a fc under Dos to check them, the japanese and european Fw is the same, but the US version is totally different.
If someone is interested, I can mail him the txt-file in which i stored the differences.

Btw, the US version can also be extracted with Winzip.

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