20a1p vs. 20a4p

What is the difference between those drives and is it worth crossflashing
20a1p to 20a4p?

anyone??

Not much except for some hardware differences (laser diode differences). Some drives have been crossflashed successfully but then again some have no luck.

I have both models and have never crossflashed. Choose at your own risk.

Thanks a lot!

I’m going to install both in my system soon.
BTW, is nero 6.6.1.15a compatible with both of them?
I was burning with 20a1p the other day and it said "smartburn enabled"
so I figured it was compatible.:confused:

[QUOTE=er557;2026003]Thanks a lot!

I’m going to install both in my system soon.
BTW, is nero 6.6.1.15a compatible with both of them?
I was burning with 20a1p the other day and it said "smartburn enabled"
so I figured it was compatible.:confused:[/QUOTE]I have no idea. I haven’t used Nero in years

[QUOTE=er557;2026003]
BTW, is nero 6.6.1.15a compatible with both of them?
I was burning with 20a1p the other day and it said "smartburn enabled"
so I figured it was compatible.:confused:[/QUOTE]

Nero 6.6.1.15a would be fine for XP systems with those drives, Vista requires Nero 7. I would go with the A3P or A4P, tho the A1P is decent with recent firmware.

superhero :smiley:

o.k. thanks!

I had 2 20A1P’s and both died after roughly 200 burns. I now have 2 20A3P’s that I’m pretty happy with. I really don’t see the advantage in CF’ing the drives. The guy’s here are tweaking the FW so much right now I would just look into that…