I recently bought an IO-data external dvd writer. The code given for it is:
I connected it to my computer using the IEEE port. It gives good speed reading, but I’ve encountered a few problems - it hangs when reading CDs occasionally and freezes the machine so I have to restart, and when I tried burning a DVD today it froze during the first 1%.
I’ve been looking for firmware to update the drive in the hope that that will help, but I can’t figure out which firmware to use. The IO-data site says it is a Hitachi GSA-4120B drive (but offer no firmware). The LG site offers firmware, but seems to stress for internal drives only and I’ve read elsewhere that the LG version of the 4120B external drive is called GSA-5120D - but this doesn’t match the code that shows up on my computer. I don’t want to screw the drive up installing the wrong firmware. Does anyone have any ideas?
I’m running XP on an IBM Aptiva.