Plextor 24/10/40A

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#1

Hello I've got a plextor 241040A should I update my firmware why/why not?


#2

It never hurts to upgrade your firmware because it will improve the performance of your drive. You can download them at http://www.plextor.be/English/technical/downld_firmw_2410TA.html

PX-W2410TA/TU V1.04
Fixed Bugs:
Hang-up during CD-RW erase
Hang-up during copy of Mixed Mode CD by means of Easy CDCreator V5.1.1.102
Added:
Support for newer CD-R media (Tayo Yuden 40X, Verbatim 40X)
Support for latest Orange Book Part2 Vol2 V1.1 specification
Improvements:
Write performance for various discs, types and speeds
Burn-Proof cannot occur during the writing of Lead-Out anymore

PX-W2410TA/TU V1.03
Fixed Bugs:
Transfer mode changes from DMA to PIO when the system exits stand-by mode under Windows 2000
Autorun does not start on Windows XP system
A UDF formatted CD-R would be recognised as Audio CD (Windows XP systems only)
LED turns on green during software eject while the tray is already open
Improvements:
Write performance for newer CD-R media and support of newer disc types

PX-W2410TA V1.02
Added:
Faster write speed (16X-20X-24X) is indicated by faster led blinking rate
Improvements:
Initialise performance for Fuji and Hitachi Maxell discs
Read and write performance for various discs, types and speeds

PX-W2410TA V1.01
Added:
Disable PoweRecII during test write
Improvements:
CD initialise performance
Support for Mitsubishi Super Azo CD-R at 24X
Read performance for overburned discs
Countermeasure for shock-sensitivity during writing of Lead-In


#3

yess but can I still burn cds with safe disc 2 etc
because in the past I updated my firmware of my plextor 12x and I Couldn’t burn them


#4

Never seen a firmware making a drive worse at backing up discs (and that includes the 12X plextor).


#5

Is there a firmware out for this drive that makes it faster? Like the ones for some LiteOn, LG burners, etc…


#6

Originally posted by heslo
Is there a firmware out for this drive that makes it faster? Like the ones for some LiteOn, LG burners, etc…

Simple answer: no. Shame isn’t it. Would really like a 40x burner :slight_smile: