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Firmware on dvd burners are used to have better writing capabilities on certain blank dvd media codes. Every manufacturer of blank dvd media uses different media codes and some are better than others. If you want more info go to CDFREAKS.COM and check the ASUS/PIONEER FORUM.

IMHO if the firmware on your dvd burner works with the brands of blank dvd media that you use then there's no reason to upgrade a firmware. Some firmwares will provide better write strategies for different brands of dvd media. If you're using dvd media like TDK, MEMOREX, OFFICE MAX, MAXELL & OFFICE DEPOT they are considered crappy media. Those companies outsource their blank dvd media to companies like CMC & RITEK which use cheap dye. Those discs over time the dye will deteriorate to the point that the files will become corrupted and be unable to rip. The best dvd media to use is TAIYO YUDEN & VERBATIM. TY can be bought from www.rima.com. I'm a dvd whore from videohelp.com AKA "budz"! LOL!

then since you are a dvd WHORE, you deserve some kisses too

thank you for the info dude
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but there is something that still beat me... before I could view the available firmware, I was prompted to chosse the operating system, and I choosed vista 64 bit as am on now, so does that mean that I wont be able to use the drive on another system once it's flashed ???

thanks
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but there is something that still beat me... before I could view the available firmware, I was prompted to chosse the operating system, and I choosed vista 64 bit as am on now, so does that mean that I wont be able to use the drive on another system once it's flashed ???

thanks
Specifying the OS simply dictates the version of the flash utility that is included in the download; the actual firmware is the same regardless of which OS is selected. In other words, the drive will still work under any operating system.
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