Crossflashing

Here my situation I just got a computer from dell about a month ago now i wanted to backup my xbox games. But my Drive doesnt burn at 1x it is a Philips DVD±RW8801 I been trying to do my homework but I still have some questions.

1.I read that this drive was a BenQ drive and I found the BQFlasher but I dont know where to find the firmware for it.

  1. If I crossflash it will I be able to burn at 1x.

  2. If I no longer want it crossflashed can i revert to the old drive. By either firmware or system restore.

Sorry no modern 16x drives can burn at 1x

so even if i crossflash I cant burn at 1x?

Nope.

You can find the Benq firmware at support.benq.com.

thanx guys I guess Ill have to figure out something else then

I’d call that nonsense. No one needs to burn cd or dvd at 1x, especially these days with higher rated medias and better burners.

so youre saying i should have no problems then

Just burn at 4x… chef is right…modern media and burn procedures should be able to handle this job quite well.

@dadaxtra: System Restore will never be able restore a flashed drive.

  1. If I no longer want it crossflashed can i revert to the old drive. By either firmware or system restore.

Thank you for all yall help I think you’ve answered all my questions.