My ldw401/@811s finally went out on me after several years last night (reads CDs, but does not recognize DVDs at all)
So after a (very) brief check of the forums, I just ordered a new DH-20A4P-04 from Newegg for $23.99.
I see there's lots of comments about firmwares to improve burn quality & speed, etc. However, what I loved about my old drive was that I had altered the firmware to auto-bitset +R media to -ROM.
Unfortunately, I've been out of the firmware hobby for quite a while now (old drive ran fine and there were no real updates for that model), so I'm wondering:
Whats currently the best method to look at to enable auto-bitsetting on this new drive? I realize you can do it in software in some cases, but I've switched over to linux the last few years, so a permanent firmware method would be preferred (although I do keep an XP dual-boot as needed, so I can run the Omni-patcher\etc as needed)
Any advice on my new toy?