I have a new SH-S223Q. It's installed through a PCI SATA adapter in my HP computer (it's about 4 years old).
A friend of mine did this with a much older computer than I have and it worked fine, so I thought it would be safe to do with my PC.
The drive mostly works fine; it will read DVDs and burn discs without a problem. However, some programs hang and crash when I try to "open" the contents of the drive (like TMPGEnc Xpress).
I realized I hadn't updated the firmware yet so I thought that might solve it. I downloaded the latest firmware (ST00, drive came with SB00 installed) from Samsung. However when I try to run the firmware updater, I get an error message of "This firmware is not compatible with this drive. Please visit Samsung to find software for your drive" (paraphrased).
I tried downloading the same firmware from another place, some driver hosting site, and I get the same error message.
Any idea what's up?