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Firmware question

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by rereich, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. rereich

    rereich Member

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    I was wondering what everyones thoughts on firmware for their dvd-r drives were? If your driver has no problems, should you still be installing firmware to it? I have an old pioneer a05 and was wondering whether I should install the firmware versions available for it but I have never tried something like this. My driver works fine but maybe the firmware would speed the write speed up or something. Any thoughts?
     
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    Really, if your drive is reading discs fine and has no trouble burning etc then there is no need to update the firmware. However, firmware does bring the possibility of advanced/superior/faster write strategies, more media support etc.

    Provided you have the correct firmware version and follow the instructions you should not encounter any problems whilst flashing.

    I think your drive is quite old as far as drives now-a-days go, so you might want to update the firmware anyway - no more updates will probably be made available.
     

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