I finally have a free moment to install the I/O Magic (1620) drive that I just got for Christmas a few days ago. I am trying to catch up on my lost sleep with all the family now gone that was from out of town. I noticed a few things after opening the box.
1) The beige bezel was on the drive and there was a black bezel with TWO face plates for the front of the tray. That might be a mistake.
2) There was no IDE cable in the box.....I thought that was strange? Luckily I have an 80 pin cable that is already in my system.
The firmware on the drive is G7C9 which is obviously outdated and the OEM version. Have heard people getting the B*** in the same I/O Magic box but I guess I was not that luckey.
I set the 1620 and secondary master and the LTR 52x secondary slave on the 80 ribbon cable. I have the audio cable running to the LTR 52x. I removed the Toshiba 32x CD-ROM.
In device manager I see ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16
I have to unistall the NERO OEM that came with my Lite-ON 52x burner and install the newer NERO OEM that came with this 1620.
Under advanced settings do I need to set the DVD Region Settings? I did not read anything that this was necessary?
Now what is the next step?
I have some DVD+R 4x media CMC MAG F01 what is the best firmware version to use for such media? From what I have read in this form it looks like B7S9 but is there an equivalent G version? I have used 4x DVD-R CMC MAG AF1 media on my laptop burned at 2x and everyone came out perfect when burned on my Toshiba DVD burner in my laptop.
Thanks for all the help!