I am thinking of buying this drive, but have received conflicting information about the firmware flash.
Firstly, are there any known problems with this drive, and secondly, which version of the flash is best, the NEC one or one of the hacked ones? If hacked ones are ok, which is the best one?
I am using XP with NTFS, and boot disks can’t usually access this file system. Is there a way to back up the original firmware and flash the new one without using Windows, as this sometimes causes problems.
If not, which is the best way to flash within windows, as people say that you have to turn off DMA and system restore etc.