I’m still debating on whether to crossflash the Plextor PX-740UF v1.02 to a BenQ 1640. From what I understand there are slight performance gains, however I’m not quite sure whether the PX-740UF can be crossflashed to the 1640. Even if I decide to take this route, I still lack the files to flash (.CVT files). Any advice or help would be much appreciated.
You don’t need CVT file, just use BQFlasher with the official 1640 firmware.
Thank you! Oh, by the way is the crossflash worth the risk?
I did it long ago…no regrets!
Ok I’m a padawan with so take it easy please! my question! ! I can take my Plextor 740UF which just lastnite I went to a friends to update to 1.2 firmware I using this drive with a Mac Powerbook G-4 and do a BenQ update 1640 update as well! as well!
Sorry, what’s the question??
Can I do the Benq cross flash update on my 740UF with out messing it up since I have come to find out it’s Benq 1640 correct!
I did the firmware update 1.2 from Plextor and no problems since!
I’m Mac Powerbook user so I believe most of this is setup for windows
yes, the 740 is a rebaged BenQ1640.
You will get more functions with the BenQ firmware (support for QSuite, more scanning abilities,…)
I would use firmware BSLB RPC-1 from here:
As zevia said, use the BQFlasher for that. (Mom…does it work under MacOS? No idea…zevia? Quikee?)
But be aware: you will lose your guarantee when you crossflash!
Thank you very much for the info!
doesn’t let me flash my px-740UF with the BSLB RPC-1 like you said it would
Welcome to the forum samiswilf.
Take a look at this: It should help.
Yep - read the guide! (see under crossflashing)
Besides, you don’t have to restart in safe mode-I never heard about problems with flashing in the normal windows environment.