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What is firmware?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by billwebso, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. billwebso

    billwebso Guest

    I hope I don't sound too silly asking this, but what is firmware? I just downloaded DVD info pro, but wanted to get some feed back before I started downloading and messing with my drive.
  2. Gringle

    Gringle Guest

    generally its programs issued by the manufacturers of DVD writers and burners that updates their equipment. see AfterDawn glossary above

    Sort of a "operating system of the hardware", an embedded instruction set built-in or flashed into a hardware equipment, such as a router, CDR drive, DVD-ROM drive, washing machine, etc.

    well I nearly got it right lol
  3. hursty

    hursty Active member

    Nov 22, 2004
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    it will update your driver will the latest info on newly released media.
    dont update if you dont know what you are doing
    no offence intended!!
    if you get it wrong,you can trash your driver
  4. billwebso

    billwebso Guest

    No offense taken I am new to this and am trying to optimize my backing up experience.. I have read that I can upgrade my HP 400c to a dual layer burner. Didn't know if I wanted to take the chance. I am planning on getting a faster burner though.
  5. bklyn1028

    bklyn1028 Regular member

    Nov 11, 2004
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    if it ain't broke, dont' fix it!!
  6. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

    Oct 31, 2004
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    It is always a good idea to upgrade your firmware from the manufacture's website I say again fom the [bold]manufacturer's website[/bold]
    If you follow the manufacturers instructions you will have no problem and I highly doubt you will fry your drive. As lond as you downlod the correct firmware and install as specified by the manufacturer you will have no problems.

    Now as you say to make your Drive a Double Layer burner this is probably hacked Firmware (Firmware that someone other than the manufacture created) I would reccomend staying away from this firmware although most work fine at first they seem to cause problems later on, and you will have voided your warranty on your drive. If you really want DL then purchase one they arent that expensive any more anyway.

    Good Luck

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