Here’s something very interesting I noticed between the PX891SAF firmwares of 1.00 and 1.V6, when crossflashed to my ASUS DRW-24F1ST c drive with a September 2015 manufacturing date.
After jadburner posted the 1.V6 firmware, I crossflashed the 1.V6 firmware to my DRW-24F1ST c drive, and subsequently ripped 14 movie dvd discs which were previously known to have “getting lost and not going to full speed” problems on this DRW-24F1ST c drive with previous firmwares I flashed (ie. CL08/CL09/CL99 and the original default “DRW-24F1ST c 1.0” firmwares).
I run my dvd drives outside of the computer’s enclosure, and also keep a fan blowing directly on the dvd drive when I’m ripping dvds.
While ripping these 14 dvd discs, I noticed my DRW-24F1ST c drive with the PX891SAF [B]1.V6[/B] firmware, was producing a considerable amount of heat than with previous firmwares. While the dvd discs were being ripped, the top of the dvd drive’s enclosure felt very warm when I touched it (even with the fan blowing directly on the dvd drive). When a dvd disc was finished being ripped and I ejected the disc from the drive, the disc also felt very very warm. I started noticing this after ripping a few discs consecutively.
To determine whether or not this was just a fluke, I flashed the PX891SAF [B]1.00[/B] firmware to my DRW-24F1ST c drive, and ripped the same 14 dvd discs again (in the same sequence as previously).
This time around with the PX891SAF [B]1.00[/B] firmware, my DRW-24F1ST c drive ran considerably “cooler” in temperature. Whenever I touched the top of the drive while the 14 discs were being ripped, it did not feel warm at all. After a dvd disc was finished being ripped and I ejected the disc from the drive, the disc did not feel warm at all. Both the DRW-24F1ST drive and the 14 dvd discs felt relatively cool/neutral to the touch throughout the ripping process from start to finish.
(In terms of the annoying “getting lost and not going to full speed” behavior, both the PX891SAF 1.00 and 1.V6 firmwares considerably reduced this annoying behavior on my DRW-24F1ST c drive, compared to the previous default “DRW-24F1ST c 1.0” and CL08/CL09/CL99 firmwares I tried on this drive).
In terms of overall performance, the PX891SAF 1.V6 firmware seems to be considerably inferior to the PX891SAF 1.00 firmware, when crossflashed to my ASUS DRW-24F1ST c drive with a September 2015 manufacturing date. (This is only for reading a lot of dvd movie discs).