This will probably sound idiotic to most of you, but Iâ€™ve never â€œflashedâ€ the firmware on any of my drives before, so Iâ€™m a little concerned about doing it (although after reading thru this forum, it seems to be a weekly event for some people), and had a few questions before I took the plunge. First a little backup info, Iâ€™ve got a Liteon 811s running WinXP Home. Recently I bought pack of Ritek G04 â€“Râ€™s and couldnâ€™t burn them. Tried two at 4x and both failed early in the burn process, then tried one at 2x and same result. Iâ€™ve had good success with a number of other Media including Khypermedia +R and â€“Rs, Imation +Rs, Fuji +RW, so I thought a firmware upgrade might be in order. I was planning on just going straight to the Liteon site and downloading their latest firmware upgrade, which I believe is DR8HSOQ. From the site directions, it looks like all I have to do is download the .zip file, extract the executable and run it.
Is there anything else I need to consider or do before performing this upgrade? It also said to verify the model number by opening the case and physically reading the label stuck on the top of the drive, but the drive is recognized by Nero and DVDShrink as a LDW811S, so is opening the computer really necessary? Iâ€™d really appreciate a little help and advice is possible (and quickly, Iâ€™d like to try this this weekend). Thanks, Mike