I can't edit the OP so please, some mod/admin copy and paste this (replacing the entire post) in it:
Pros: Asus 1.00 firmware has disc quality scan disabled despite this drive has a Mediatek chipset, so if you want/need this, you need to crossflash the drive.
Cons: SB00 firmware doesn't read Audio CD as good as Asus firmware, it rips some pressed CD audio discs slower (it speeds down the drive to 8x CLV) and/or does not speed up the unit at all. I've gone through a lot of testing because I'm ripping several pressed CDs.
So, if you need to rip Audio CD do not crossflash.
Backup your original firmware (optional, I have a backup in case anyone need it). You need the drive configured as IDE (non AHCI) and a program called Dosflash.
Download the Samsung firmware. Do not install ID00 firmware because it has problems reading DVD and ImgBurn does not work well with it.
- You need to extract all the files with Winrar, 7zip, etc. (it is a compressed auto-executable). Then, create a text file with this command:
And save it as .bat in the same folder where you extracted the firmware (.bin) and the executable. This step is to force the crossflash with the Samsung official utility (it's in the Samsung FAQ on this site). Finally, run the .bat, select the .bin and flash the drive (requires a restart).
Profit! Enjoy your scans :bigsmile: