Ken, hats off to you my friend, so many threads, so many questions. all asking the same thing over n over (Including me till I wised up!
Well, I had to laugh my a$$ off at the people who wrote this....
"I upgraded my firmware, and now it doesn't write on XX media at all can I revert it back"
which makes you remember the old saying...... "if it isn't broken, don't mend it :)"
I brought a Dru 500AX (Or so i thought) from Scan Computers in the UK. My own personal feelings when this drive arrived was that I was pretty pi$$ed off! I ordered a 500AX - they told me none in stock but they have the OEM version which comes with no software or anything, I asked if it was just the drive they said yes
It arrives, is NOT a Sony 500AX but the DWU-10A - and when I ring them they tell me that the drive they sent IS INFACT a 500AX but the OEM version.
When I ask how it can be an OEM version of a drive thats only recently been released, but the DWU-10A has been out a while, they shut up
In all fairness, the unit is the exact same specs as the AX, and is an uprated version of the DRU 500a
It burns my Princo "White Label" yellow colour disks at x2 with no problems, and if it burns at 2x im happy.
I have downloaded the zip files to turn it into a DRU 500 - and the zip file to turn it back into the DWU-10A - but I havent used them as at present it is doing what I want it to do, burn DVDs
So many many replies on people upgrading the firmware, then having problems. why? Why upgrade a unit that works? I can understand that people want to get media working, but surely your not going to put Supermarket Motor Oil into a Porshe or Rolls Royce, why do people insist on trying to burn 2x or 4x on cheap Media? If you want reliable burns then you have to use quality I would presume?
I know im new, but I have learnt a lot from here and hats off to the couragous people who have trashed there DVD Writers in the name of discovery
to anyone considering buying a Sony DVD Writer - there great! They will have there small faults im sure, the same as everything, put the three models most talked about in here are ALL THE SAME basically hardware wise, the only difference seems to be firmware issues. . . . . . but a lot of people have missed completely that different Software seems to adversely affect this too?
I use nero, always have even before the DVD Support came in. i recently updated to the new version, and I had Power calibration errors on nearly EVERY DVD I burned! I coasted nearly 20 DVDrs!!
I reverted back using a Norton System Backup, and it was fine again, so It is not obviously always the Hardware.... think on
Thanks again to Ken, your doing a stunning job here mate, keep it up!