OK, well I purchased a dell dimension 4550 a year or so ago… It came with an NEC ND-1100A dvd/rw burner. After recently purchasing some dvd+r’s that stated on the package that I might need to update my firmware to use them I decided to look further into this…
I found out that I should’ve gone to Dell’s website and looked for an update there… However, Dell’s firmware upgrade was over 2 years old… I checked out NEC’s site and found version 1.93 which was released on nec’s support site much more recently… October of last year
( http://support.necsam.com/oem/downloads/flashfirmware/ )
I decided to use the more recent firmware version and used binflash to force the firmware upgrade.
Now, my question is… Should I expect to see any problems because I used a stock firmware version instead of an outdated OEM firmware version or can I safely assume that the upgrade was completed succesfully with no bad side effects? I tested burning a cd, as well as ripping and burning one of my backed up dvds. Both the cd and dvd successfully burned and the dvd played fine in my standalone dvd player. Should I expect to see coasters or errors eventually or have a lot of people done this before and had no problems?
EDIT: By the way my burning program is Nero 220.127.116.11