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Postby DiGiTaL_NiNjA on Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:57 pm

Seeing as Sony & TDK drives are built by LITEON could i upgrade my liteon 52x24x52 firmware with say a Sony firmware?
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:12 pm

I guess you could be able to.

Use FlashFix or MTKFlash with the correct firmware or .bin file.
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Postby DiGiTaL_NiNjA on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:16 pm

Thanks Spazmogen :) do u know if one is better than the other?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:25 pm

Flashfix is a pretty easy to use program, so I would go with that.
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Postby DiGiTaL_NiNjA on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:31 pm

Sorry what i was trying to say was which firmware would u say to be the best if there different in any way?
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:43 pm

IMO the Lite-ON firmwares are the best. You could safely flash your drive with any of the following:
TDK 5200B (67U2, or 67U4)
TDK 4800B (S7S3, S7S4, S7S5, S7S7, S7S8)
CCR-6S48 (2SG1, SSG2, SSG3)
CCR-6S52 (6SG1, 6SG3)
LTR-48126S (2S03, 2S07, 2S0A, 2S0D)
LTR-48246S (SS02, SS06, SS08, SS09, SS0A, SS0B, SID1)
LTR-52246S (any of course ;))
Memorex 48MAXXv 2 (SWS3)
Memorex 52MAXX (6WS2, or 6WS3)
Sony CRX210E1 (2YS1, or 2YS2)
Sony CRX215E1 (SYS2)
Sony CRX220E1 (6YS1)
Verbatim 522452AL (68S1)
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Postby Spazmogen on Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:45 pm

All of the OEM firmware (Sony etc) are based upon Lite On firmware.

I'd be surprised if Lite On didn't write the firmware for the OEM's as part of the manufacturing contract. Being Lite On makes the drive, it seems logical they write the firmware too.

So, I doubt it matters which one you choose.
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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:13 am

Would upgrading to a particular firmware help increase write quality? Like if I upgraded my TDK drive using Lite-On firmware.
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Postby dhc014 on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:38 am

Naw, probably not. All of the OEM firmwares are based on older versions of Lite-ON firmware, so they probably aren't as good.
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