Just bought a VeloCD from TDK

Hello.

I just bought a VeloCD from TDK (Model 5200 B)
I noticed that at the back of the box states that the manufacture date is april 2003.

A friend of mine bought the same burner recently and it says that it was manufactured on october 2003.

I wonder if there’s an improvement between the two.

Also , I’d like to know if I need to do a firmware update or something, because of this.

Thanks for your help.
AMSC76

Originally posted by amsc76

I just bought a VeloCD from TDK (Model 5200 B)
…I wonder if there’s an improvement between the two.

Also , I’d like to know if I need to do a firmware update or something, because of this.

Well, first of all, your drive is a rebadged LiteOn.
As for improvements, there always are some, like newer chipsets and stuff,
but the rest of hardware is the same and the minor changes are hardly noticeable with the naked eye
until the drive is re-assembled and carefully studed.

It’s up to you if you flash the drive with the newer FW or not, but it’s recommended.
Just check the TDK site for the latest FW.