Originally posted by dhc014
[B]There's no need to backup the EEPROM since they don't need to touch it anyways. They don't need to backup the firmware either since chances are, it's already available online.
411S upgraders who do decide to mess with the EEPROM in order to add 8x calibration data should backup their EEPROM, but this post isn't about the 411S upgrade. [/B]
I agree, but . . . those who flash to 851, etc. tend to get a more comfortable with flashing their drives and I think are more prone to trying new things since the last new thing they tried worked . . . then they run into the region free utility or something that boogers up their drive. It's just prudent to backup everything before you start diddling (now or in the future) so you have a shot at recovering the drive if curiosity kills the cat . . .