I am new to lite-on drives (Nec usually) why do I need to check the update bootcode box?
You don’t need to.
[QUOTE=KTL;1957064]You don’t need to.[/QUOTE]
Why is it there? :confused:
[QUOTE=jcusimano2;1957707]Why is it there? [/QUOTE]
Because you can update the bootcode but [I]you don’t have to[/I].
IIRC, older drives needed to have their boot code updated because it’s part of the power-up sequence in which the ROM code gets checked against the drive ID in the firmware. If there’s a mismatch, the crossflash may render the drive in the periodic-LED-blink-of-inoperation mode. Not sure if that’s accurate or not, but something to that effect.
I got a Sony G120A from a friend and crossflashed it to 165P6S with update bootcode enabled. I hope I didn’t do bad.
[quote=talos_2002;1958162]I got a Sony G120A from a friend and crossflashed it to 165P6S with update bootcode enabled. I hope I didn’t do bad.[/quote]I don’t think it’s been known to mess anything up. By default, the bootcode is updated. I’m sure you’re fine.
All my EXE flashers update the bootcode by default, because LiteOn does tweak it from time to time and the flash procedure is very safe.
Only a reset or power failure during the flash can cause a problem and even if the boot code is fine and the firmware is corrupted, the drive will still not work and still not be flashable from Windows.
I personally think it’s a good practice to always update the boot code, especially if you are crossflashing to a different model.