I have done a lot of searching and reading - but still not found an answer. Also, I have read a lot of posts here in the past, unfortunately never contributed anything here. I hope you will take my ignorance with a pinch of salt and help me along…
I have a DRX-710UL External burner, which is a Lite-On SOHW-1633S/1653S which is still on the original stock BY01 firmware. It has been working fine for me for burning CD’s/DVD’s - mainly Taiyo Yuden/Ritek media. However, for the first time I have the need to burn DL disks and I need to change the bitsetting on the drive to DVD-ROM. However, by default it sets the Verbatim DVD+DL (MKM001) Singapore media booktype as DVD+DL in imgburn. I have read posts here that mention that imgburn allows you to change the bitsetting - although I have been unsuccessful in my attempts…
I do not particularly want any coasters, considering that the above media costs a fair bit/disk. I will only be burning them at 2.4x - so, I don’t really have any major requirements. However, I have a few questions:[ol]
[li] Do I flash this drive to the latest BXY05 firmware? or should I use the patched version that is available at codeguys/rpc1? or do I need to apply the older version first i.e .BXY03/BXY04[/li]
[li] Can I use Omnipatcher for this drive? If so, would it allow me to change the bitsetting?[/li]
[li] Once I do flash with the latest firmware, can I go back to an older version? i.e. if I get any problems with the new one[/li]
[li] There is also a USB firmware upgrade available for the external unit on Sony site? Should I apply this too? If so, in what order?[/li] I assume that I should upgrade the firmware on the drive first?
[li] Will this Lite-On utility mentioned in the post below, help me any way? http://club.cdfreaks.com/1018849-post26.html[/ol][/li]A few links that I have been reading from: