having up until now always been a user of a Pioneer writer, I have just bought myself a new computer.
This computer has an LG writer in it, my first LG. I was considering moving my pioneer over to it however for now I'd rather leave it out ideally, plus it would ruin the overall look of the nice new case I have until I switch faceplaces.
I've been doing a fair bit of reading up on this writer, about bitsetting, reliability etc.
This LG writer I've found is the H11N model on firmware JG03. I know that its basically a varient of the H10N. There is unfortunately very little information about this writer, but I did read that someone went from a H10 to a H12 to the H11 and back to the H10
Now firstly, other than DVD-RAM (which I dont intend to use anyway), is there any benefit going from my H11N to the H10N or 12N? I see that the H10N is at firmware JL11 which is a higher number than my JG03. Would I be right in presuming the main difference is basically disc compatability for newer dyes updated...so therefore worthwhile doing this upgrade?
The H12N is UJ12 also which is even higher? What is the benefit of the H12N? 16x writing speed? So I would presume that out of all of them I'd be best flashing it over to the H12N if that is possible?
So...in this case.....can I check with you that I'd be taking the correct steps to flash.
1) Flash my H11N JG03, with TDBs own H11N firmware JG03 in order to remove the flash protection the Lg drives have?
3) Flash with either the TDBs H10Ns latest or H12Ns latest
I presume that the above would work fine?
At the moment I've only test burned a few discs on the LG. In the past on my pioneer 108 I've always burned dvd-rs at 4x and no faster as 8x would quite often give errors if tried to verify back some discs, and 6x would give the odd error once in a while. 4x seemed to be the magic number for a perfect burn 99.99% of the time for me. I've done a few at 4x on this writer, and just tried one at 8x which went through the verify perfectly fine - so I may perhaps be tempted to use 8x more in the future.
I presume that neither the H10 or H12 will auto bitset so I will need to use Alexnoe bitset tool. My old pioneer was auto bitsetting so its the first time I've really needed to check into how to bitset. This only affects me primarily for xbox 360 discs, which I dont burn too often so not much of an issue if I need to manually set the booktype.
Thanks for your time,