What is firmware

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#1

sorry to seem stupid, but I have been browsing through forums and I keep seeing the word firm ware, what is it.


#2

Firmware is the internal software in a unit. Firmware contains instructions for how a burner should write discs and almost everything else is controlled by the firmware.


#3

Thanks Airhead,

I have just installed a Liteon 52x32x52x CD writer, is it any good, and should I use a better software than the Nero % it came with.


#4

You could update your firmware if yours isnt the latest at LiteON download page and updating Nero to the most current version is also recommended.


#5

You can update it if you want but if it works, i’d leave the firmware alone. What is the firmware of the drive?


#6

Isn’t Firmware the Mac word for Hardware ?


#7

Originally posted by Farkad
Isn’t Firmware the Mac word for Hardware ?
I’m no macer but I say no, firmware is firmware everywhere :wink:


#8

Strange… Whenever I see someone talking about Mac hardware they use the word firmware. Especially on TechTV.

Now that this topic is covered, lets move onto mine. I really need the help. :stuck_out_tongue: