Firmware Update: Plextor PlexWriter 40/12/40A (PX-W4012TA

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satcp informed us that Plextor has released a firmware update for the PlexWriter PX-W4012TA. In addition to the usual support for new media, it appears after testing that Plextor has also advanced the Z-CLV transition points so that the average write speed is slightly higher than with previous firmware revisions:

[Fixed Bugs]

  • Hang-up during initialization of scratched CD-R Discs.


  • Support for newer CD-R media (Mitsui Chemical 40X).
  • Support for newer HS CD-RW media (Mitsubishi Chemical 12X).


  • Write performance for various discs, types and speeds.

Version number 1.02
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website Plextor