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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:46 pm

Samsung released firmware updates for a number of their drives.

SH-S204S - TS00 - "New firmware release."
SH-S203S - SB00 - "New firmware release."
SH-S083A - SB00 - "New firmware release."
SH-S083L - SB00 - "New firmware release."
SH-S203B - SB02 - "Nothing special." (then why release an update?
SE-S204N - TS01 - "Product performance."
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:08 pm

A few more on the Korean website:

TS-L632N - SC02
TS-H653D - TG00
TS-L632H - SM00
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Postby Dartman on Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:10 pm

Thanks, see if the nothing specials helps my 203b.
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Postby SithTracy on Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:43 am

Perhaps you better see if the "nothing special" version SB03 works better... Samsung posted another fw for the SH-S203B. SB02 must be buggy.
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Postby Dartman on Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:26 pm

SithTracy wrote:Perhaps you better see if the "nothing special" version SB03 works better... Samsung posted another fw for the SH-S203B. SB02 must be buggy.

Thanks, I all ready tried the one listed and then codeguys read/burn speed version so maybe he has the 3 as well now. It really does make the drive rip dvd's at 18x and doesn't seem to affect anything other then making everything faster.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:28 pm

More..

SH-S183L - SB03
SH-S182M - SB06
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Postby Halc on Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:47 am

Thanks! Samsung 182D/182M series has a issue with over-long Lead-In.

Apparently cross-flashing to TS-H652D KC03 firmware using SFDNWin 3.25.4 cures this problem.

More info at:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/dvd-r-lea ... -m-237514/
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Postby Dartman on Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:08 am

Some drives are having issues with SB03 any flavor and others do OK with it so YMMV on their last update for the s203b. My newest drive crashed while updating so I had to back down to SB00 then get back to newer versions. After that it would error out on just about any test burn early on and quit.
I drug out my older one and hooked it up to the external ports on here and it took the flash fine and is burning fine so far. All I can figure is either I have a bad cable or one drive is marginal and other is better suited to newest firmware.
When I dropped the flakey drive back to SB02 it worked fine again which is the weird part.... :o Others have had the same thing happen.
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Postby hrbngr on Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:10 pm

just a quick question then, for a new pc i just built w a samsung 203b drive, what is the current recommended f/w for today?
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Postby SithTracy on Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:26 pm

hrbngr wrote:just a quick question then, for a new pc i just built w a samsung 203b drive, what is the current recommended f/w for today?


Latest firmware is SB03 for the SH-S203B
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Postby TCAS on Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:15 am

Thanks Ian for the update the process over the internet went pretty smooth and F/W on my Sammy S182M is now SB06.
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Postby Ian on Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:33 pm

Samsung released a few updates for their 22x DVD writers this week.

SH-S223F - SB00
SH-S223Q - SB00
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Postby sallyxi on Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:43 am

samsung DVD writer is really good?
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Postby SithTracy on Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:43 am

Yep, Samsung's are pretty decent... but I am using a good SH-S203B... there are lemons in every batch. I like Pioneer and LG drives too. There is not one perfect drive. Each one has it's own strengths and weaknesses.

If you are only going to use one drive in your PC, I usually recommend the Samsung SH-S203B. Pretty happy with it and have no desire to burn faster than 16x... so a 22x speed burner is of no interest to me. The 203x series is 20x, but I never burn at that speed.
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Postby Ian on Thu May 15, 2008 2:29 pm

A few more updates..

SH-S203B - SB04
SH-S182D - SB07

The change log for both say "Game CD Support". I'm not sure what that means.
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Postby SithTracy on Thu May 15, 2008 3:42 pm

Ian wrote:A few more updates..

Thanks!
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Postby Ian on Wed May 21, 2008 3:30 pm

SH-S202N - SB02
SH-S083L - SB01
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Postby Ian on Thu May 22, 2008 11:34 am

Samsung is on a roll this week..

SH-S202J - SB02
SH-S203P - SB01
SH-S203S - SB01
SE-S204N - TS02
SE-S204S - TS02
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Re: New Samsung Firmware

Postby Ian on Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:35 pm

SH-S223Q - SB02
SH-S223F - SB02

Says "Product performance" for both.
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Re: New Samsung Firmware

Postby Ian on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:33 pm

Samsung released another round of firmware updates..

SH-S202H - SB02
SH-S202J - SB03
SH-D162D - SB03
SH-D163B - SB03
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