I just upgraded my firmware using the Windows from the Dangerous Brothers web site. This firmware unlocked the DVD-rip speed. It has increased the speed from 2x-5x to 3x - 8x, so this is a noticeable improvement.
However, this has not opened the drive up for faster burn speeds.
Three easy questions:
1) Can I assume correctly that this windows flasher with firmware 1.06 does not open up extra write speeds and only opens up the read/rip speed?
2) Can someone give me DIRECT link to a version that opens up both the rip speed and the write speed?
3) is there a Windows flasher utility that can be used to flash my drive with the firmware from question #2? The windows utility I found does not allow you to change the firmware - it's already built into the flasher itself and cant be changed.