Sata firmware upgrades?

I believe in the old school method for pata drives, go into safe mode so dma is disabled(and any crap that might load in regular mode)

does the same technique apply for sata burners running in ide emulation? mode???

Or is just a Russian roulette to get a good flash?


Never had any problems with SATA and just flashing from within windows (infact, never had a problem with IDE either).

SATA is designed to run in DMA mode so I doubt there will be any difference if in safe mode or not.