PX-712A v1.06.....when?

vbimport

#1

Does anybody know if/when Plextor will release another firmware, hopefully improving the write quality of the PX-712A? Or, are they so busy dealing with 716 issues that this writer’s firmware development is on hold?

I’m not sure if my 712 (f/w v1.05) is defective, as it can write spectacular discs – sometimes. Usually not above 4x, though.

Just hoping for that magic bullet which will finally make the 712 the drive it should be…


#2

Some of us may never get that magic bullet, whereas others have been getting good burns since fw 1.00.


#3

i have firmware 1.04 (tla0104), should i go with 1.05 or stay with 1.04? I don’t seem to have any problems but i only tested 2 medias.

thanks


#4

I think there’s a bit of variability in write performance from drive to drive. My PX-712A has been a great burner since FW 1.00. Others have problems that no firmware has been able to completely fix. If your PX-712A is writing poorly to quality media, I don’t think it’s a firmware issue–FW 1.05’s pretty mature.

If it ain’t broke, upgrade anyway!


#5

I agree with tropic. Both the drive and firmware are very mature. You need to check with more than 2 media brands. If you’re getting poor scans, try with some of the better brands such as Ricoh, TY, Verbatim for a benchmark, then compare other brands to see what works for you.


#6

Try the “Self Diagnostics” test on your Plextor PX-712A. I was burning reading at under 2X…( 1.96) and did the self test… one green blink indicated a read/write error, so then I returned the PX-712a and exchanged it for another one and it solved the problem. Good Luck !


#7

My 712A is good after flashing with fw 1.05.