I have a couple basic "Glossary" Questions

What does it mean to “Flash” your dvd drive?

How do you “Flash Back” your dvd drive?

What does IDE mean?

Thats it…



“Flash” = to update or revert back the firmware revision for your optical drive. Another derivative of flash is “crossflashing”, meaning to flash your drive with a firmware designed for another drive, i.e. flashing a Benq 1650 with 1655 firmware.

“Flash back” = to revert to a previous firmware revision.

“IDE” = here’s a link that goes into more detail than I can IDE Controllers.

Hope this is informative.