From past posts in different forums I’ve learned that a DVD drive characteristics can change quickly depending on the manuf firware release.
For example a 2.4X DL drive can become a 4+X DL drive (and this usually is all they have to do to change the drive number). A drive can go from not being able to bitset, to able. A drive can go from having poor media compatability to better compatability etc.
My question is: can firmware make an average drive a good/great drive?
Based on what little I know, I also understand that the chipset is also important, but from what I’ve read, lots of drives use the same chipset, so it seems that the only difference is the firmware, labeling and wrapping paper.