Some valuable advice and information in this thread, but I'd like to ask whether it is worth the risk flashing my brand new drive?
I killed my first one trying to go from A087 to A187 and got an identical replacement 1016UI (USB) with A07J on it from my local supermarket. (Note that you can't DOS flash a USB drive -- one misflash and it's dead)
It seems to me that the balance of opinion above rates the new A089 well. I have both A089 (from liveupdate) and A188 (from emprex site) ready to go...
So, is the potential gain upgrading from A07J worth all the hassle (again!) if that little green light comes on permanently when I press that button?