I apologize if the same question has been asked before. The board search has not been indexed after the upgrade, and I can't find the info I need. I googled and came up with just one relevant thread. From that thread and rpc1.org I conclude:
1. DW-U12A is an OEM version of DRU-500A
2. DW-U12A can be flashed to DRU-500A
Are my conclusions correct? I'm a little uncertain, because some online sources state that this is an OEM version of 510A
The second part of the question is whether such an upgrade worth a try. The media will be -R MXL RG02 (at least for awhile). The primary usage of the dirve is backup of DVD titles.
If it is worth a try, what f/w would be the best to use? Do I have to take any precautions before/during the upgrade, or is it just a straight forward process of running exe file? I've flashed my LiteON a few times, and know how to backup f/w and EEPROM, but I'm not so sure about Sony.
If you have bookmarked any threads relevant to my question, please supply me with the links. I'll appreciate any input.
Thanks for your attention.