Comment 7 for bug 52666

Hassnain (hassnain-chagani) wrote :

My problem have been resolved!! All I had to do was flash the drive with the firmware provided by a site (details below) and presto, I can burn at respectable speeds again (K3b/dvd+rw tools/growisofs/nero, etc.). (Plextor 755/760 users don't forget to clear your AutoStrategy database before upgrading the firmware!)

Quote from the site:
"It is necessary to use a modified firmware to get full access to your PX-760A since Plextor does not allow free software to use all capabilities of YOUR drive. The modified firmware was an original Plextor firmware, where the q-check commands are available now."

Download the firmware, flasher and QPxTool from:
http://qpxtool.siteboard.de/

On a side note, I have noticed that whenever there is network activity, the burning slows down... I read somewhere that it might be linked to my network card sharing the same IRQ as the burner. I'll have to dig that article up and fix that.

As for owners of other writers, check if your firmware allows linux burning software to use the q-check commands... And I recommend that EVERYONE download the QPXTool its great for running tests and changing various options on your burner, etc. all in linux. It also supports burners other than Plextor.

Hassnain