I have just recently installed LG GH22NP20 DVD Drive in combination with another drive on the same IDE cable. Both Drives are set to cable select, DMA reading on both drives are 4. Firmware on the LG drive is 1.02. My questions are:
The LG drive burns OK, but only burns at half speed for the first .67GB then speeds up to the set burn speed. I use 8X as my burn speed. Is this normal?
I have not updated to 1.03 firmware yet. The manufacturer states that:
" Connect the drive asÂ¡Â°masterÂ¡Â±by it self, on the secondary IDE controller
with no other device on the same IDE cable, making note to set the jumper
on the back of the drive to theÂ¡Â°masterÂ¡Â±position."
I hate to uninstall my other drive, reset the jumper pin simply to update the firmware, but I will if necessary. Has anyone updated their fireware on LG drives when installed on the same cable with another DVD Drive and what procedure did you use?
If I use the MCSE utility to increase the read speed, will that remove the riplock when burning? I want to use the LG primarily for burning and don't want to void the manufacturer's warranty if this won't work.
Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks