Liteon 40x12x48 worth changing to WS03

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I currently have a Liteon 40x12x48 (40125W)

firmware WS01, and I was wondering whether it is worth upgrading to WS03.

What are the advantages/disadvantages?

Also will clonecd still operate correctly?

Thanks
Matt


#2

You should upgrade if you want the things that the new firmware brings. Check the changelog. I usually find upgrading firmware as being benificial. Where did you find WS03?:confused:


#3

Do yourself a favor and overclock your lite-on with vs02. Not only will you write faster, but you’ll get better discs out of it.


#4

Originally posted by ant4bud
Do yourself a favor and overclock your lite-on with vs02. Not only will you write faster, but you’ll get better discs out of it.

I dont see vs02 listed under this drives files in OC - Freak’s page


#5

Originally posted by KenL
You should upgrade if you want the things that the new firmware brings. Check the changelog. I usually find upgrading firmware as being benificial. Where did you find WS03?:confused:

Hi, I found it here - http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42502.

Thanks
Matt


#6

Originally posted by ant4bud
Do yourself a favor and overclock your lite-on with vs02. Not only will you write faster, but you’ll get better discs out of it.

VS02?, and is it worth the effort to overclock the drive?

Thanks
Matt


#7

There’s no effort at all. Simply download it, download mtkflash, boot a real dos (or Win 98, F8, “Eingabeaufforderung”, how do you call that in English? Maybe “command line mode”?), and flash it. Takes only some minutes.


#8

VS02?, and is it worth the effort to overclock the drive?

Minimum effort. Great overclock. Definately worth it.


#9

So how do I do this?

I download VS02, (where do I get that from?)

download mtkflash (where from?)

then do some german thing, lol

then ive got a 48 x writer?

Basically is my drive the same as the 48x writer, but it hasnt been flashed wih the 48x info, so it doesnt run at 48x?

Thanks
Matt


#10

> So how do I do this?
> I download VS02, (where do I get that from?)

http://netcity6.web.hinet.net/UserData/sugy/VS02.BIN

> download mtkflash (where from?)

http://home.online.no/~magdyr/Lite-On%20firmwares/Mtkflash148.zip

> then do some german thing, lol

Sorry, I’ve got only German Windows installed, I don’t know how this command line mode is really called.
If you boot Win 98, press F8 at the very beginning (you must be really fast…), then it should be the 4th or 5th item. The one which only boots ms-dos 7.1 instead of windows.
Alternatively, you can make a boot disc and use this to boot.

> then ive got a 48 x writer?

There’s no relevant physical difference between 40x and 48x drives shipped by liteon. Both of them can be controlled by the same firmware, that’s why this works at all.


#11

http://home.bip.net/mikaj/40125w/

/Dyzan