[qanda]This thread is about the Sony DW-Q58A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda][qanda]This thread is about the Sony DW-Q58A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hmmm...guess I didn't know what I was getting into! Been reading for the last 2 hours & have more questions than answers. This seems to be a good place to get some of those answers, so here goes.
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with Win. XP home OS which has a Sony DW-Q58A burner. I bought some FujiFilm DVD+R DL discs. I plan to use Roxio Creator LE Dell Edition software to store files (mostly archiving .flac audio files) & DVDFabHDDecrypter for DVD backup.
because the FF DVD+R DL disc package "warns" about proper firmware, I checked the Dell & Sony sites for the latest version, but using Win. XP devicemanager shows only a partial match with what's on the sites. (DM shows UDS2 under "device instance ID" & nothing under "firmware revision" - Dell site shows UDS2, A01 - the Sony site only seems to have DW-Q58A-VN Firmware & I'm not sure if the "VN" applies to the drive I have & the FW revision shows UFS4-2)
Can someone guide me to the best place online to confirm whether or not I have the latest firmware for the DW-Q58A burner?
I've read about the quality of media & realize FujiFilm may not have been the best choice & may result in a written disc being unusable (aka, wasted/money down the drain ).
Would a 'well-seasoned' DVD DL burner person please recommend the most reliable [preferably free] software &/or method for writing DVD DLs?
Thanks in advance, for the gift of assistance anyone is willing & able to provide!
Many happy Earth rotations, everyone!!!