Please help me with my 8250!

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#1

I’m trying to decide whether I should upgrade my drive as mentioned on cdrinfo.com , but I’m extremely confused… please help!!!

My drive’s label says 4x4x24x, made in Malaysia in March 2000 and #C4464B on it.

I’m also sure that it has a 2 mb buffer and is based on the Sony CRX120E.

Please help me decide whether I should go ahead and flash this drive.

Thanks

Also does this mean that all Sony CRX120s can be upgraded to 8x write?


#2

My HP8200i (C4415 Feb. 1999) was brutally
taken away from me, by such “upgrade” : (

Does anybody know how to “reset” the firmware??

I think i will buy a Plextor 16/10/40 : P


#3

Today I got a replacement for what I had originally thought was my 8250.

Turns out that when I had got my original 8250i (C4464B) replaced, it actually got replaced by a 8200 (C4415) and not a 8250!

A few days ago I realized this and today I got it re-replaced for a C4495B 4x4x32x based on the Sony CRX140.

I don’t have any plans of flash upgrading as of now - I still have 8 months of warranty left.