How to update firmware Plextor Premium 2

vbimport

#1

Hello everybody!
I have a .bin file and I need to flash my plextor drive.
I believe pxfw is a command line tool for flashing firmware files into Plextor devices but it works only on linux.
I run WindowsXP Professional.
Do you, guys, know any flasher which works for windows?
Thanks for listening :slight_smile:


#2

Hi,

I am pretty sure you can find firmware updates on Plextor support website:
http://www.plextor-digital.com/index.php/en/Support/

Michael


#3

A flashing tool can be found here:
http://old.plextor.be/technicalservices/downloads/firmw_prog.asp?choice=Upgrade%20programs


#4

[QUOTE=hwp;2571821]A flashing tool can be found here:
http://old.plextor.be/technicalservices/downloads/firmw_prog.asp?choice=Upgrade%20programs[/QUOTE]

Thank you so much for providing this link.
I really appreciate it :slight_smile:
BTW, I’m looking for the Plextor Premium 2 users with unlocked drive.

Cheers,

Pete


#5

PXUpgrade32 ( Firmware Upgrade for Windows )
Well, it does NOT work, 'cause I do have an “unofficial” firmware.
The program just says: “Not a valid upgrade file”.


#6

Hmm… A Windows-variant of pxfw should be part of the QPXTool windows-package: http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/pxfw.html

Download is here:
http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/download.html


#7

[QUOTE=hwp;2571847]Hmm… A Windows-variant of pxfw should be part of the QPXTool windows-package: http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/pxfw.html

Download is here:
http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/download.html[/QUOTE]

You mean pxfw.exe, this small program works only on Linux.
I have already downloaded this package.
When I doble click on pxfw.exe it flashes and disappears
immediately.
Is there any way to flash my drive with the .bin file?


#8

An .exe file is probably intended for Windows or DOS. Isn’t there any documentation about usage?

Rough guess: the syntax on a command line (either under Windows or plain DOS) could be something like

pfw firmware.bin

But you should better read the documentation. Really.

Michael


#9

[QUOTE=mciahel;2571869]An .exe file is probably intended for Windows or DOS. Isn’t there any documentation about usage?

Rough guess: the syntax on a command line (either under Windows or plain DOS) could be something like

pfw firmware.bin

But you should better read the documentation. Really.

Michael[/QUOTE]
There is no documentation. The file does NOT open on WinXP. I guess it is for Linux users.

pxfw.zip (20.8 KB)


#10

[QUOTE=hanys45;2571901]There is no documentation.[/quote]All information is given on the website.

The file does NOT open on WinXP.
Works for me.

I guess it is for Linux users.
No. Why should it?
You are just using a lousy packer software :stuck_out_tongue:

Michael



#11

[QUOTE=mciahel;2571915]All information is given on the website. Works for me.

No. Why should it?
You are just using a lousy packer software :stuck_out_tongue:

Michael[/QUOTE]

OK. How did you manage to open this file?
Just let me know - are you’re running WinXP?


#12

run it from a does box.


#13

[QUOTE=hanys45;2571926]OK. How did you manage to open this file?[/quote]7-zip :bigsmile:

Just let me know - are you’re running WinXP?
Yes.

Michael


#14

[QUOTE=hanys45;2571901]There is no documentation. The file does NOT open on WinXP.[B] I guess it is for Linux users.[/B][/QUOTE]

Good joke…


#15

OK, maybe I’m not as computer savvy as you all gurus are.
Back to the square one: how to open the damn pxfw.exe file?
Once again, when I double click on it, this damn file flashes
for a second and the disappears on my monitor screen.
If you do NOT want to help out, I won’t bother you anymore.
I hope I’ve made myself clear;)


#16

You simply need to type the proper commandline as already explained in one of the earlier posts. This is not the usual “doubleclick and OK” type software.

Michael


#17

[QUOTE=mciahel;2572077]You simply need to type the proper commandline as already explained in one of the earlier posts. This is not the usual “doubleclick and OK” type software.

Michael[/QUOTE]
Ok, make sense to me: no double click.
What exactly command line should I put in?
Where? You mean cmd.exe?


#18

:iagree: cmd.exe is the way to go.


#19

[QUOTE=Evil Seo Spammer;2572116]:iagree: cmd.exe is the way to go.[/QUOTE]
Sure, it is…
I had opened the pxfw.exe using cmd.exe.
Now, what line command should I put just to get unlocked my
drive?


#20

Oh well…

What about carefully reading post #10?