I just upgraded my Plextor 716AL firmware from 1.01 to 1.02.The IDE detection time during the BIOS boot went from 1 second to 20 seconds. I reinstalled 1.01 and the detection time went back to 1 second. Reinstalled 1.02 and back to 20 seconds. Comments anyone??
I upgraded my PX-716UFL to firmware release 1.02 a year ago. No problems at all, it works nicely after the firmware update.
Check the change notes. If you don't need the 1.02, don't use it. The firmware is fairly old, so doubt if they will update for a one-off problem.