TLA 203 December is a problem?

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#1

Reading this forum and trying to find out which version is best is tough, can someone just summarize the issues with the various versions?

I have the 716SA December '04 TLA 203.


#2

Why dont you try and see if yours work or no? But just to say,most of the problems were with the drives having 00XX and 01XX TLA #'s.


#3

I have the same Dec '04 TLA0203 upgraded to firmware v1.04u and have had no problems. I think the big problems were the very early releases TLA 00xx-01xx and after that there is just the always possibility of getting a bad individual unit regardless of the date and version.


#4

:iagree: I have a TLA 02xx drive here, it works great with the discs I use.


#5

Thanks, just making sure. It’s the SATA version with 1.04u.


#6

I have TLA:0101 with 1.04u fw it works just as well as my friends TLA:0203 so I think not all the TLA:0101 were bad.


#7

i’m with KenW, i’ve got an 01 and and 02 with virtually identical performance.


#8

drpino

I had fry’s electronics store model from first run of TLA:0000 and I had problems but after I RMA it I got the TLA:0101, btw fry’s was very nice about it the guy at returns desk said I had keep it past time for a swap but he did say that plextor was more or less local for there USA RMA site and I would get it in two week, and I did. It came with sticker saying TLA:0101 but it had 1.02 fw so I guess the RMA site updated it for me. Anyway I have updated it to 1.03 then 1.04 and now 1.04u and I see no reason to even try for RMA again to get TLA:304


#9

mine 01XX was a Best Buy model bought at the very end of Nov. never bothered to RMA for a newer TLA and bought a 02XX end of Dec from Best Buy as well. i haven’t updated to 1.04U yet, but 1.04 works well on both my drives. contemplating buying another :o :o 0304 with my BB gift cards :wink: but think i need other stuff (HDs) before a 4th burner.


#10

drpino

Ya I agree I have all dvdrw I show in my sig. I need another dvdrw drive like I need hole in my head :stuck_out_tongue:

I do want look into Blueray or HD-DVD in future but I’m not going run out an get first offering you know.


#11

said it better than i could, KenW :bigsmile: i’m going to browse through BB in NYC and see if anything else usurps my desire for another burner.


#12

On another note, since this is plextor forum, I seen to remember plextor saying something about 716a 1.05 fw in their fw roadmap would be in March.


#13

No problems here with PX716A, TLA#0203 and the latest FW. It works great!


#14

According to this message on Plextor.com a new firmware is expected to be released this month. That will most likely be version 1.05 :slight_smile:



#15

G@M3FR3@K

Ya thats it -R DL 6x and also something about RW media speeds I think, anyway I have not seen any -R DL media or any RW past 4x for that matter in local shops. Our local Bestbuy seems to be months behind in ordering and pricing anything.