I bought my CRW-F1DX (external Firewire+USB2) and flashed the firmware to version 1.0d (it came with 1.0c)
On the CCD compatibility list, it says that the drive does EFM “almost correctly” with firmware 1.0c. A friend of mine said with the new firmware it does not need AWS any more.
I did not try this, as I do not want to waste a CD-R.
Does anyone know if this drive is really capable of copying without AWS when you have 1.0d firmware.
Thanks very much if you know about this and tell me