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What Is Firmware ? Can Anyone Explain ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:55 pm
by domtheboy
Hi guys, annoying newbie to upgrading here.

Can anyone tell me what "firmware" is in layman's terms ? At the momment I have an LG GCE-8160B CD RW and it's not madly fast. If "firmware" refers to the software it uses I was interested in seeing if mine is the latest version.

Thanks all !


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:08 pm
by cfitz
Here is an explanation of firmware in the FAQ section:


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:11 pm
by cfitz
The latest firmware for your drive is 2.01 (released in May of last year). The following is a good resource for firmware issues:


PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2003 4:14 pm
by cfitz
By the way, your drive is a CD-RW drive, so it is more appropriate to post questions about it in the CD-R/CD-RW forum. But this isn't a big deal and you are a self-described novice, so don't worry that you made a small mistake.