I’m not sure if this belongs here or on the Firmware forum.
But being that I saw several 109 firmware posts here and none @ Firmware…
Iâ€™ll be receiving some YUDEN000T02 media today, (from Rima of course)
so procrastination is gonna have to wait, because I need to update.
Logically, one would download latest firmware from manufacturerâ€™s website
and update using the utility provided by the manufacturer, right?
Well, while browsing around the forums,
I ran into several 109-firmware-update-horror-stories that tell me otherwise;
and naturally… well, they got to me.
For starters, (from what Iâ€™ve read) it seems that the latest version isnâ€™t always the best.
Not just one, but many posts complaining about things such as
a decrease in burning speeds, random errors, a decrease in success rate, etc…
occuring after having updated to the latest firmware.
Then, thereâ€™s the method of flashing.
Apparently, the official method of flashing is again, not always the best choice.
Some got errors during the update, some got errors after the update.
And some just couldnâ€™t update using the official method all together!
But my biggest concern, and probably the reason why Iâ€™m taking this so seriously,
is the little note that Pioneer put on their site:
â€œOnce updated to version 1.58, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions.â€
And to make matters worse, it looks like that applies to some older versions as well.
As you can see, Iâ€™m worried, Iâ€™m confused, and Iâ€™m frustrated.
I guess my first question is:
Which firmware version should I update to?
Now most of you will probably say â€œthe latestâ€ without even needing to think.
And youâ€™re probably right, maybe the latest version IS the best. (common sense)
But I canâ€™t just ignore all those horror stories I read.
Not to mention, that if I make the wrong choice, I may not be able to revert.
So Iâ€™d really appreciate if my concerns were acknowledged in your recommendations.
Maybe I scared myself to death for no reason. (wouldnâ€™t be the first time)
But I guess Iâ€™d feel better if I heard it from you guys.
(I should add that I plan on burning Dual Layer DVDs in the near future.)
My next question is:
What method should I use to update?
Thereâ€™s, of course, the official method. (which Iâ€™m a little skeptical of)
And then thereâ€™s DVRFlash. (which I know nothing about)
Now Iâ€™ve always been an “official” kind of guy… when it comes to updates.
I hate mods, I hate hacks, I hate homebrews and I try my best to avoid them.
But if the official method is as problematic as itâ€™s said to be, then I guess Iâ€™ve no choice.
However, I donâ€™t want to use DVRFlash if there is no advantage in doing so.
Even less if there are drawbacks or risks involved.
Is there a way to revert, and if so, does it depend on the firmware or the update method?
Perhaps itâ€™s what makes anything of this nature so scary; the â€œno turning backâ€ clause.
Especially with my luck…
Hopefully, thereâ€™s a good enough firmware version out there that I wonâ€™t need to revert.
Iâ€™m probably making this much more complicated than it is. (as usual)
But I really love this Pioneer drive and screwing up means, â€œBye, Bye Love.â€
So, I would like to be sure of what Iâ€™m doing, before I do it.
Thank you all for your time and patience.
I look forward to your replies.