Process to flash external drive?

[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-Q840U. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have a Plextor PX-Q840U, which as I understand it is a rebadged LiteOn iHAS120 with external case. Is this the right sequence of steps to flash it?

  1. Get C0deKing’s “Flash Utility 3.0.3”.
  2. Get C0deKing’s “iHAS 120/220 FR EOHT 8” firmware from the “Patched Firmware Thread”.
  3. Run Flash Utility, point it at “iHAS120.7L0F.patched-fr-eoht.exe” from the firmware archive. Press go and hope :smiley:

Since it’s an external drive, is there anything special to worry about? Will this firmware update fix the ~4x max dvd-video reading speed the drive is currently locked at?