I have just got G120A so i’ve progressed from the general board into the LiteOn/Sony one, finally
I have been looking around at firmware posts. Im still trying to decide whether to void the warranty and crossflash to a 165p6s firmware. Does anyone know or can point me at what the differences are between Sony and LiteOn firmwares, burn quality is one thing, but also in terms of features scanning, bitsetting etc. I ask because i just fired up the LiteOn SmartBurn utility and selected the G120A (Sony MYR4 firmware) and it allows me to change the Smart Burn and Hypertuning settings. Does anyone know if this will work using the Sony firmware?
To me this drive sounds pretty noisy, but its kind of hard to compare not having any other burner. Reading CDs is definitely the worst obviously because of the speed. I also get this odd tinkling noise now and then even when the drive has no disk in it. Does it occasionaly when it spins down. Is this me just being paranoid over a new drive, or is this something to be concerned about? I noticed when installing it there was what sounded like a small piece of metal or plastic moving around inside, but i thought it might be the optical head.
Also as a newbie anyone care to comment on this scan (being my first one), it looks ok to me. The drives in an external case so i was a little concerned about performance but doesn’t look too bad based on what i have seen others getting, its hooked up by USB 2 at mo, but have firewire option.
Oh and one last things, what about the media i used, TDK TTG02, is it considered good, bad, or mid range. I have seen conflicting posts on other sites so i wasnt sure. I got a few freebies from a relative and might be able to get more if they are good bunch.