I am an amator, or a beginner, or just a regular pc user looking to get the best out of his machine (so no, I am not a "newbie":Z)
Noted, you're not a newbie.
. And like any other person new into a certain domain
Didn't we just concluded you were not a newbie?
, I've read the advice and tips given for "newbies":Z (what a stupid word)
I don't know what would suit the term then? Layman?
like: "check for existing threads to help avoiding answering the same question multiple times",read the FAQ section, bla, bla, bla..... Yes, it's stupid!!! Very! Because for the last 4 (four) hours I am reading threads where all sort of smart-asses are posting links to other threads
The main problem here is that your question is not a new question. It has been answered multiple times by multiple people. One solution to solve this frustration of continously asking and answering the same question over and over again is to use a Frequently Asked Questions section.
If a FAQ frustrates you and you would like direct support, i would suggest calling a helpdesk, but not an internet forum where people give free advice.
I own a TSST TS-H653N and I was trying to find out the latest firmware for it and what are the improvements compared to the previous one if there is any.
Do you know the current specifications of your TSST then?
Or any other way of improving my optical drive.
What kind of improvement would you like?
Instead, I only got people pouring numbers, series, verions, models, all piled up into threads with tons of links to related software.Then "patchers","freaks","moderators","administrators", and so on arguing which one of them is actually right.:doh:
Ah yes. Because there are several solutions to different questions. I think that your question was a bit vague in the least "I would like to improve!".
Think of it as a car. You would like to improve your car? But what part of your car would you like to have improved? This question could give different answers, like engine, doors, tires, and so on.
As you might not be aware; Certain things cannot be improved. To give an absurd example: Your car will never be able to fly to the moon, no matter how hard you try and improve your car.
What I got from there was that TS-H653N is the same with SH-S203B, but no, they are not same 'cause one is a retail and one is OEM, so you can crossflash them with Dell firmware, but don't do it 'cause it's crap and it will only produce coasters so you'd better use TSDN,but wait!, no! use the MCSE, and then you have to patch it, using the RPC2, or better stick with RPC1, otherwise it will change the region, and after that find the media codes and change them and crossflash it again with a Mercedes to transform it into a nuclear submarine capable to fly and make sausages, able to compete in a crawling world championship, and belive me I can continue like this forever.
See my answer slightly above.
The idea is to let everybody ask their questions and try to assume that they are not "cdfreaks" (otherwise they would not be asking anything)
Your assumption of how people should operate does not justify that people will actually work for you in this way.
and provide step by step solutions. Is that too complicated for such technical people writing answers around these forums?
Actually yes it is. As explained before, this is a free forum. This is not a professional helpdesk with procedures and ISO certifications. We could discuss pricing of course. My time is valuable, so make me a good offer.
Do you really have to be that cocky and post stupid comments like "read the FAQ, you'll get your answer there", when in fact there is no straight answer there unless it's being read by one of you?
Actually, yes we do. We are humans, not robots. Even the fact that we work with computers does not render us emotionless. We can cry and scream.
So if there is any new members reading this, please go ahead and post your questions right away, and ignore the "smart" advice coming from ignorants sending you to other threads where your problem has already been solved. You'll end up reading endless arguments about stuff more technical than you want to know. And more confusion instead of solutions ofcourse.
Would you happen to know the ultimate single answer for solving different problems on different models of hardware?
In the end, I would still like to find out what is the latest firmware for TSST TS-H653N, where to get it, how to use it, or even if it's about crossflashing or any other thing that could make my drive better.
What would you like to make better about your drive? Could you please explain what your purpose is of this question? See also my example about a car slightly above.
Regarding overburning: Yes, it is technically possible. But it is highly unstable and will require top level media to do so. My conclusion there is: Do not do it. It is not worth the time and trouble.