Any chance that SH-S203S can be crossflashed to SH-S223Q

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#1

I bought the SH-S203S a few weeks ago. 20x internal dvd-ram capable drive with TruDirect.

Short lifespan - product isn’t listed on the retailer’s website anymore. In its place, Samsung has since replaced it with the SH-S223Q which seems to be similar (same Mediatek chipset), with the only difference being the 22x top speed (not that I care for the speed).

I certainly hope the SH-S203S isn’t going to reach end of support with firmware upgrades, but does anyone know whether the S203S can be crossflashed with the S223Q firmware?

Thanks.


#2

Just read the SH-S223F review.
If the S223 series performs similarly, maybe I shouldn’t be looking at the crossflashing option at all! :doh:


#3

Hi,[quote=mx-5;2125676]
I certainly hope the SH-S203S isn’t going to reach end of support with firmware upgrades, but does anyone know whether the S203S can be crossflashed with the S223Q firmware?[/quote]You might be able to flash 223 firmware, but you wouldn’t be happy with that. The 22x drives are different hardware, so crossflashing isn’t a good idea at all.

The 203S should be a 203P plus TruDirect, but this isn’t confirmed yet.

Michael