Was just wondering if anyone owns the Sony DDU 1621 DVD-ROM drive and can recommend a firmware for it. I've noticed from this page: http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=1&manufactor=30 that the firmwares range from s1.3 to s4.2. Not sure if that's up to date. My current firmware is s1.6.
The reason I'm wondering is because I want to use this drive as a reader for DVD ripping to give my Benq 1620 OEM a break as it can heat up while reading/writing multiple disks. Also would bitsetting be a concern here? Does only the writer have to have bitsetting capability or the reader as well? I only use +r media changed to DVD-ROM booktype.
I searched for the ddu 1621 on this forum and doesn't seem popular by the masses like certain AOpen or LiteOn drives but 1 or 2 people said it was a good reader
So, in short, my only 2 questions would be:
1) What firmware would you recommend for the Sony DDU 1621?
2) Do both the reader and writer have to support bitsetting to have the ability to change book type?