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QSI SDW-082s firmware upgrade

Postby digitaldoc on Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:06 pm

I just got a new notebook, the Averatec 3250HX. It features a QSI sdw-082s DVD+/-RW drive. I can't find a firmware upgrade anywhere for this drive. QSI simply states they don't release firmware to end users. BTW, the drive is pretty good so far. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Postby Scour on Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:31 pm

Hello!

QSI has one of the worst FW-support. A friend have an Averatec-Notebook with the QSI 042. There´s also no update avaible and it burns in bad quality with most media. The Verbatim DVD-R 8x it only burns at 2x
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Postby digitaldoc on Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:24 pm

Thanks for relaying your friend's experience. I will say that so far it seems to both extract and burn cd audio quite well. I haven't explored its dvd writing functions yet.
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Short Lived Drive

Postby digitaldoc on Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:50 pm

Just when I was getting frustrated that the QSI drive didn't have an update, I experienced a catastrophic Windows failure for the computer. I exchanged the computer at Circuit City. Interestingly, the new 3250HX features a LiteOn 852S drive. Dual layer capable according to DVD Info! I think the windows crash may have been a blessing in disguise.
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