Purchased Lite-On SOHW812S, and use Sony firmware?

I purchased 8x SOHW812S Lite-On DVD-RW today.

I remember reading somewhere that it can be flashed to a newer version that can write dual layers (LiteOn SOHW-832S). Is that so?

I also read that it is identical to Sony DRU-700A.

Now, I downloaded latest DRU-700A firmware and OmniPatcher from here - http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

It says that OmniPatcher can customize things for you…

I do not know ANYTHING about DVD-RWs!!! Should I flash to Lite-On SOHW-832S or Sony DRU-700A???

What things should I customize/enable/disable with OmniPatcher? Do I need to use it at all for the Sony firmware?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



I think wrong forum…

Yeah! The 832S worked, BUT question - Memorix 4x DVD+R was picked up only as 4x and not 8x by Nero (latest version). I thought the firmware allowed 4x media to be copied at speed of 8x?!

Please do not [thread=100018]crosspost[/thread]. Your questions have been answered in the LiteOn forum.