Hi there, hope you could help me out on this little problem of mine.
Yesterday I took the plunge and flashed my Lite-ON 16102C with Firmware PCB51-US5 into a 24102B using the Taiwanese hacked firmware flasher. After the flash, the drive wrks fine as a 24102B in almost every way except for one small detail: The Red LED light doesn’t seem to turn itself off by itself, and seems to stay that way until I burn something. Then it turns off,but at my next reboot it turns itself on again at POST and stays that way until I burn something again. Can anything be done to make it turn itself off unless I’m burning something? It’s a little annoying to see that red light always on, as well as my fears that it might burn out prematurely.
Also, I noticed that it always stays on PIO mode in WinXP even if I explicitly specified it to run whenever possible in DMA in Device Manager. The original firmware always ran on DMA before the flash, and I heard reinstalling WinXP could reenable it again. But is there any surefire way to reenable DMA in this drive short of an OS reinstall? It’s on secondary master btw.
Thanks for any help on this.