New "Free Your Plextor" firmware available

Hello out there.

The new Plextor firmware is now available as “Free Your Plextor” firmware, which makes your drive to what it is: YOUR DRIVE. :iagree:

For the PX-760 1.05 “Free Your Plextor” firmware read here:
http://qpxtool.siteboard.de/qpxtool-about24.html

For the PX-760 1.06 “Free Your Plextor” firmware read here:
http://qpxtool.siteboard.de/qpxtool-about23.html

piewie

what’s the difference with the official ones ?
rpc1 + qcheck on any software ?

i opened these with an hexa editor and both seems to be for 760 despite the fact they mention it’s for the 755

Yes, q-check with free software. At the moment I cannot check if this version is already rpc1.

you can check that with nero info tool

it’s not a problem of how to check it. I have no drive here for the next two hours.

fw is currently rpc2.

This is “Free Your Plextor” with rpc1: :clap:
PX-760:
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_file.php?site=tdb1&file=760A_105.ZIP
PX-755:
http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_file.php?site=tdb1&file=755A_106.ZIP

the links don’t work,you’d better use the following link to get it:
http://tdb.rpc1.org/#PX760A

http://qpxtool.siteboard.de/qpxtool-forum-13.html
Here you get rpc-1 AND command-free version.

Anyone actually flash with one of these firmwares? I am thinking aobut trying it out and would like to here some feedback from members of this forum.

I think those F/W will void the drives S/N. In case of a RMA you may be rejected.

But I am not absolutely sure about that.

Don’t be afraid. I have been using “Free Your Plextor” firmware since 1.01 on my PX-755 without any problems. Since it is the same firmware as for the PX-760 there will be no problem.
The S/N of your device is not affected. But to prevent any discussions with Plextor Support, I would reflash an unpatched fw before doing an RMA - same procedure with “normal” rpc1 firmware.

People should be aware. If you flash your drive with un-official firmware, the warranty is void. Flashing it back to an official firmware will not redeem your warranty. Once the warranty is void, its void.

Do you work for Plextor :bigsmile: - or do you really think it is possible to detect which firmware was installed on a drive? :disagree: It would be quite impossible for Plextor to evidence that a non-official? firmware was installed on YOUR drive, when currently an anti-Free-Software firmware is installed. Further a deactivated algorythm has no influence on the stability or on the lifetime that could be expected for the drive - remember PX-716A TLA < 0308.
For now, but 1984 is very near.

Each firmware might leave an indication somewhere. Do you know what exactly Plextor stores in their firmwares. I don’t think they do, but they could if they wanted to.

For now we know quite exact what is stored in the firmware of the Plextor drives - believe me. Go to a shop and buy a PX-755. Open it and there will be no hardware difference to PX-760 anymore.
But it’s like I said: 1984 is very near.

@piewie, I don’t aprreciate your sense of humour at all. Whether or not Plextor can detect if you have flashed your drive with unoffical firmware is irrelevent. Dee-27 posted a warning that flashing with unofficial FW will void your warranty and it’s a good warning for people that don’t know that. It’s is also morally wrong if you screw up your drive with unofficial FW then try and get warranty from Plextor!!:disagree: Both individuals that replied to your posts modify FW and have a Website for modified FW so they are quite knowledgable in these matters. So lets stop the sarcasim.:cop:

I like it so much :iagree:

Dee-27 posted a warning that flashing with unofficial FW will void your warranty and it’s a good warning for people that don’t know that.
I fully agree.
It’s is also morally wrong if you screw up your drive with unofficial FW then try and get warranty from Plextor!!:disagree:
Since we are talking about technical aspects, we are talking about about a function, that will check something like your colour of hairs.
Both individuals that replied to your posts modify FW and have a Website for modified FW so they are quite knowledgable in these matters.
I really respect these persons and never wanted to attac anyone.
So lets stop the sarcasim.:cop:

  • Please let me my Sarkasm, it is such a powerfull kind of speach for me. :bow: But we all know, that for now there is no control system to check if a Plextor drive had already be free.

We do not know that at all and neither do you. :doh:

From a technical point of view this is certainly feasible. The easiest way would probably be to store a checksum history in the nonvolatile memory. Whether this is actually done I don’t know. Keep in mind that such a functionality must not necessarily be part of the firmware but could be part of the microcontroller flash interface, thus invisible to firmware hacks.