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New Samsung SW-252B Firmware

Postby Ian on Sat Mar 22, 2003 10:54 pm

Samsung released two new firmware updates for the SW-252B today.

R702 was posted on their korean website. It's supposedly for the domestic market, but it does work on the SW-252B's sold here in the US. I can't read Korean, but you can get more info and download it
here.

R701 is available on their English website. According to their webpage, the changelog is:

Improvement: It supports Maunt Rainier format.

You can get more info and download it here.

I'm sorta confused on why they released two different firmware versions. If you know why, please share with everyone.
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:29 am

Thanks Ian!
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Postby eliminator on Sun Mar 23, 2003 2:26 am

Yep thanks, wish the drive was in stores now ! :-?
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Postby Gendibal on Mon Mar 24, 2003 11:30 am

any thoughts on when it'll hit stores?
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Postby eliminator on Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:45 pm

I'd check WallMart first !
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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Mon Mar 24, 2003 8:35 pm

I saw the SW-252 at a Best Buy in Lynchburg, VA (of all places) this past weekend. :)
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Postby Gendibal on Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:37 am

Reg-da-Ripper wrote:I saw the SW-252 at a Best Buy in Lynchburg, VA (of all places) this past weekend. :)


hmm... interesting. i can't pay BB prices for it though. boo.
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Postby eliminator on Tue Mar 25, 2003 3:23 pm

Reg-da-Ripper wrote:I saw the SW-252 at a Best Buy in Lynchburg, VA (of all places) this past weekend. :)


How much !??
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Postby eliminator on Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:57 am

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Postby Gendibal on Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:06 pm

If only we knew more about it's capabilities. So full of promise...
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:12 pm

Gendibal wrote:If only we knew more about it's capabilities. So full of promise...


What do you want to know?
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Postby eliminator on Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:31 pm

It's nice looking & quiet & has an 8MB buffer - just go get it ! :P :wink:
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Postby jimbo on Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:49 pm

If only we could get the Black 8MB (retail) version in the US........ :(

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Postby Gendibal on Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:27 pm

Ian wrote:What do you want to know?


How does the 8Mb version stack up against the Lite-On speed and media-compatibility wise?

I'll be honest, the buffer size is damn attractive, but I don't know if it's worth it. I've thrown my sound requirement out the window, let's face it, it was just silly at 52x...
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Postby Ian on Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:30 pm

Gendibal wrote:How does the 8Mb version stack up against the Lite-On speed and media-compatibility wise?


I don't want to spoil the review, but their writing speeds are very close. However, the Samsung's media compatibility is not as good. I haven't tested the writing quality yet so I dunno about that.
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Postby Gendibal on Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:24 pm

Ian wrote:I don't want to spoil the review, but their writing speeds are very close. However, the Samsung's media compatibility is not as good. I haven't tested the writing quality yet so I dunno about that.


Not a problem. You definitely know how to keep us coming back for more, Ian. :wink: Thanks for all your input, I'm gonna try to grab a 52x Buslink/Lite-On tonight at Best Buy or CompUSA. :D

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Postby eliminator on Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:33 pm

I hope that compatibility is better than that of LG8520B :roll:
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