I hate to sound new, but I have never found this question answered very well (and yes, I did try “search”, after 1/2 hour, I became rather frustrated).
Could someone who is familiar with the terms please correct me if I am wrong?
The low-level drive software, including read/write strategies.
Calibration information specific to the drive.
Okay… assuming that is true, I am going to take the leap of faith that using the windows flashing program to update the firmware (hacked or not) that this does not affect the EEPROM.
I ask this question is that because although my 851@832 works like a total champ after the Codeguys firmware upgrade, my JLMS-HD166S does not read burned disks nearly as well as it did before I flashed it (and re-flashed back to the original firmaware) of the Dangerous Brothers read hack (the 12x one) as measured with NERO CD-DVD Speed utility.
The drive seems to work fine, plays movies fine, is there anything wrong? I could buy a new drive and stick this one in the kid’s machine… just needed to know if I screwed up, or what.