I have a question about the availability of new firmware releases on the Plextor PX-716 AL (internal) and UFL (external) DVD drives. After looking at the software download areas in Plextor America, Europe and Japan I believe that, after a year, there is only one firmware release (1.02) available for these drives.
There is nothing wrong with the availability of only one firmware upgrade: my PX-716 UFL is working just fine after upgrading it from 1.01 (not available on-line) to 1.02. But I am accustomed to see a lot of firmware upgrades for new Plextor drives at least on its first year of availability or so. It is certainly nice to have some improvements or bug fixes for any drive. At least, most fixes for the PX-716A should be reelevant for the slot loading mechanism drives.
What is the reason there are no updates for the slot loading mechanism drives? The new PX-755 and PX-760 drives have firmware upgrades with both improvements and bug fixes; even the firmware on the PX-716A has recently been updated to 1.10. I suppose that most Plextor customers are accustomed not only to bug fixes but also to important improvements in compatibility, formats and media supported.
Are there plans to release new firmware upgrades for the slot loading mechanism DVD drives?