just wanted to thank you for posting this. I had similar findings using QpxTool a couple of weeks back, but never got around to posting them.
I searched the site like mad, assuming someone would have noticed this Qpx function. I am genuinely surprised that no one had noticed or mentioned the ability to get the read counter in Plextor drives.
As a further data point, I was able to score a brand new, never used PX-716UF via ebay. Attached is a screenshot from Qpx Tool. Note that PXinfo and Qpx total both display the correct TLA (0304).
I’ve just installed QpxTool 0.7.1 and was able to see 4 parameters in Basic Info section of my Plextor PX-755A:
CD Read (HH:MM:SS);
CD Write (HH:MM:SS);
DVD Read (HH:MM:SS);
DVD Write (HH:MM:SS).
The fact is that I also run PXInfo 1.26 and got the same write counters. With PXInfo I wasn’t able to understand also the read counters and disc_loaded counter.
Anyway, having the same info from two applications, makes me believe that QpxTool also give write and disc loaded counters in a correct way.[/QUOTE]