External liteon 20a1p (klog) stock

hi all:
just picked up this drive today and was wondering about the “KLON” firmware avail for it.

  1. does it work ok?
  2. is there a way i can save my current firmware before i try and upgrade to klon?
  3. is there a way to make this drive into a light scribe drive or is it just not capable?

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome onboard tdbone1. :iagree: :clap:
You’ll find old stock f/w [B][U]here[/U][/B] although your current f/w isn’t listed.
I believe KLON to be the best. It certainly seems to be very popular.

In my opinion it’s the best stock firmware for this drive (I use C0deKing’s “fastburn” version of KL0N).

It fixes the problem described in this thread:

LiteOn 20x drives cannot perform Full Erase on 4x DVD+RW media?

  1. is there a way i can save my current firmware before i try and upgrade to klon?
    Yes, you can save your firmware with this tool:

Flash Utility for LiteOn Based Optical Drives (v2.2.0) 20A3 support

and you can save your EEPROM settings with this tool:

EEPROM Utility for LiteOn/Sony CD/DVD-Writers (v3.7.2)

  1. is there a way to make this drive into a light scribe drive or is it just not capable?
    LightScribe requires additional hardware inside the drive which the 20A1P doesn’t have, so the answer is: No.

wow
those were some fast replies
thanks gonna try the modded klon firmware and use that tool to save my current firmware

Saving your Eeprom is probably more important.

took that drive back and got the hewlett packard dvd1040e 20x External USB 2.0 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe 1.2

to my understanding it is really a re-bagged liteon

gonna play with it for a bit :slight_smile: