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Yes Firmware Version 1.09 is newer more current up to date Firmware than the older Version 1.08 Firmware.
To obtain the optimal performance from your DVD Burner it is always prudent to have the newest more current up to date Firmware installed.
If you review the Firmware â€œChange Historyâ€ you will see that Firmware Version 1.09 provides the following improvements ->
Format error problem on Windows Vista DVD-RAM Full Format are solved.
Resolves LED lamp issues.
Thanks for that, is there anything special about flashing the firmware, ie safemode etc