Thanks for the info buddy. First of all I checked on the site liteonit.com and it sucks because there is no download links for optical drives on PC. Only their DVD players all around which I don't find quite amusing though.
Anyway, I used Nero's InfoTools and got the following information.
Lite-on DVD-Rom (JLMS XJ-HD166S) Firmware version is DS19
Lite-on CDRW (LTR-52327S) QS0C
So how do I know if I already have the latest version? I remember I updated it once before, thats why I am checking now. Any idea?
Also, interesting to learn about the differences on the QS drives if you're free to explain. Thanks!! : )
download SmartBurn from liteonit.com
It will display the drive and it's firmware.
If you have Q0.. for firmware, there are updates on the site.
If you have QS... They haven't released updates yet. I have the newest available one from a lite on tech here. Let me know if you want it.
I could go into detail about the differences with the QS drives, Just let me know if you want me to...
Finally found the place in liteonit.com website now. Downloaded and updated the firmware for the CD-RW drive to R52QS0C but noticed that there are many other older versions. Once updated, does this usually mean that the latest update comprise of the those before too?
Also updated the DVD-ROM's firmware from DS19 to DS1A downloaded from CDfreaks.com.
With optical drives the newer bioses usually just add more "compatible media" (blanks that actually work). Though sometimes they fix a release that was totally hosed. Lite-on released a bad DVD burner update on christmas eve. It took them 2 weeks to get a version that worked out.
Thus the warning "only update firmware if tyou have a problem to fix".
Occasionally there will be a "new feature" enabled in the drive. Not often though.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS