How to update firmware Plextor Premium 2

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:

Hi,

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

Michael

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

[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

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”.

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=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?

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=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)

[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


[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?

run it from a does box.

[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

[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…

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;)

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=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?

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

[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?

Oh well…

What about carefully reading post #10?