Just bought an 851S

Hi, sorry if this has been asked and answered a lot, I did look search the forums about this…but is there a recommended firmware for this drive? I previously had a 411s, and I forget where I found out (I think a review online), that flashing it with a “FS0F” firmware was supposed to fix/improve the drive. Is there such a thing with this drive, and if so, where can I find it? Thanks.

All the newest lite-on firmwares are here

http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/English/e_downloads/e_firmware_dvd%20rw.asp

GS0A seems to be the most popular from what I’ve seen (I think people are using a “hacked” GS0A?).
So to start try either GS0A or GS0C.

Ah, thanks. Yeah I just noticed that I can’t forceably burn at 8x :confused: Does the hacked firmware alter the burn quality at regular speeds?

No I don’t think so. I believe it just allows some 4x media to be written at 8x.