Oh, thank you! I was not going to flash it until I had CSOM downloaded and backed up to CD.
This Lite-On makes me laugh with CD use.
It (and the cat) seem to have a psychotic anxiety attack every time I insert a data CD or CD blank.
So quiet, then "BOOP" like an early 1980's computer noise and:
"zoop! zoom! Wham!! grrowl! zo00om!" Oh, and that's not even the half of it. Next, there's a full sized Boing 747 trapped inside the computer, yet desperately trying to lift off.
About a minute of Boing 747 noise (at point-blank-range), with a strong breeze flying out of every conceivable crevice in the computer and knocking papers off the desk, and the CD is completely done.
And an idle afterwards that sounds like: "click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click" so that I either remove the CD or lose my mind.
DVD use and idle are whisper quiet.
I've been making CDs and backups that I really have no possible use for--just to experience the Lite-On CD recording attack, and stump that blue bar that says: "Please wait. ? ? [Never mind, it was already done]."
Maybe Lite-On makes them this way on purpose? Because with that much racket and the strong breeze, you know for certain that something is going fast. Does your Lite-On do semipsychotic CD Attack?
I'm fairly sure that my Lite-On is not quite normal. But, I really like it this way as it is very entertaining and does an excellent job on every media (Scans great, Passes CRC32 file integrity checker). Except for a single spike at some changeover point (and frequent CD "attack mode" noises), this Lite-on performs quite a bit better than my BenQ's.
Thanks for your help in providing me backup utilities so that I can experiment, yet return it to its current state if I change my mind.
What is your favorite firmware for this series?