I own one!
Yes it exists!
I have the oldest firmware on it according to http://perso.club-internet.fr/farzeno/firmware/
and as it is used obviously very seldom, I describe my experiences with it. By the way, to get a new firmware for it is the same pain-in-the-ass as always with toshiba.
The good stuff about the drive:
Backup of Laserlock: reads very fast, backup is 100 % perfect.
Backup of Safedisc 2.51: reads very fast, backup is 100 % perfect.
Backup of TagÃ¨s: not tested, I don't own Motoracer 3.
Playback of DVD: Noise is low.
Speed: I'm satisfied.
The bad stuff about the drive:
Burn Track-At-Once: Works with every media.
Burnd Disc-At-Once: Works only with few media. Verbatim 74min: ok, verbatim 80min: ok, Platinum 20min Mini-cd: ok, Verbatim 20min Mini-CD: no go!, Acer 80min: no go!
In no go, burning is suspended during write of lead-in, which takes place in Disc-At-Once before writing of data, in Track-At-Once thereafter.
Does anybody have a newer firmware???
Please don't crosspost. Since the info is valuable naturally i'll let this thread stay here , but closed.
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opened it again since you asked for newer firmware.
But a reference to the original post would also be sufficient.
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