Tla# 0405?

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#1

You think we’ll see a drive with this soon?, and are 0304 drives now shipping with 1.04u as standard?

Has anyone else purchased the PX-130A and do any firmware updates exist for this?

Also i wonder how hard it would be to add DVD-RW to 6x in firmware 1.05?, i mean other drives from the NEC 3520 to the Pioneer 109 already offer this. Plextor NEED to add this to the spec to keep it current and on-par with other drives on the market right now.

Plextor should note the NEC 3520 can be had for $50-60 now!, more then half the price of the 716A.


#2

On the box of my PX-716A retail TLA#0304 purcashed only a week ago there is some additional label containing “DVD+R DL 6x write and DVD-R DL 6x write by firmware upgrade” text. So expect DVD-R DL 6x in some future firmware release, I think in 1.05.


#3

Why does Plextor need to rush this support? It’s not like the media is easy to come by… I’d rather they took their time and got it right.

I’ve got a TLA 0203 drive and it works great with the 1.04u firmware on my A8N-SLI and I am grateful Plextor got me the updated firmware so I could actually use my PX-716A on the board… There were issues originally.


#4

I don’t know if Plextor will offer it, but in can confirm, that the Sanyo chipset used in the 716a does support DVD -RW at speeds up to 8x.


#5

They already added -RDL and +RDL 6x by firmware. Based on their behaviour with other burners before I think they will rather make a new product than adding another feature to 716.


#6

Yes. I received a PX-716A TLA 0304 on Friday from bestbuy.com and it includes the 1.04u firmware, not plain 1.04.


#7

my #0304 comes with the 1.04non u


#8

That’s bizarre, when you think about it! Are you sure? Mine has a bin date of February 10 and a little 13C4 (don’t know what this means) underneath and to the right of the February 2005 manufacture date.

Last 5 digits of the serial number are higher than 46000. How does yours compare?


#9

My was the non-U as well. From Best Buy, week or so ago.


#10

my #0304 drive was a RMA from Plextor


#11

The TLA 0304 ships w/fw104.