Only official Firmware!

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#1

I wonder why there are so many Un-Official Firmware for other DVD burners but non for Plextor.

What is everyone opinon on this subject as to why not?

Even if there were any unofficial firmware, I doubt very much that I would use them.


#2

Perhaps it is more difficult to hack the Plextor’s firmware, since it contains many features like, AutoStrategy, PowerRec, GigaRec, etc. that people may not fully understand how to tweak. Plus, because the Plextor sells for more money, many people may be reluctant to “tool” around with it. I imagine part of the reason there is so much unofficial support for the NEC is because the drive is so cheap with relatively few bells and whistles.

Just my thoughts.


#3

Hamp, there are RPC1 firmwares for Plextor drives: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#PX708A


#4

for 716A to RPC1 firmware

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_file.php?site=tdb1&file=716A_103.ZIP


#5

I didnt know anything about the Region free firmware for the plextor’s. Are there any other’s?


#6

the only drawback to using the dangerous brothers region free hack is you void your warranty and will not be able to RMA the drive back to plextor…why bother using a region free hack on any plextor dvd burner when a dvdrom is better to use for ripping in my opinion…just my 2 cents…

as for the topic on why there isn’t any unofficial firmwares for plextor drives is probably because no one wants to experiment on a drive that costs much more than other brands…i do agree with what ImBAD has said… :wink:


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDS


#7

Shame on you, didn’t you read the Plextor FAQ :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: