Which firmware for my new 2510a?

My 2510a is arriving today and I’m drowning in information here. All I want to do is set the drive so it’ll have bit-setting as the default for +R. I’m mostly interested in single-layer right now but will probably progress to double when the prices come down. I don’t care about regions; I guess it’d be nice to be able to burn 4X media at 8X.
The complication: I’ll be doing the burning on a Mac G4, so, as I said, I need bit-setting to be the default mode for the burner, since I don’t know of any utilities for Mac that’ll do it.
I have steeled myself to do the flashing on a PC, so wish me luck (I don’t know my DOS from a hole in the ground, so it’s going to be an adventure!).:confused:
Any suggestions? Herrie? Dangerous Brothers? which version of which? I’ve been reading all about it, but I’m having trouble digesting the info and would greatly appreciate any knowledge anyone can bestow upon me.

If you need bitsetting you’ll need Herries V2 beta 5, and with the ND-2510a you will have to do that from DOS :eek:

Thanks Dee!
I guess I don’t understand the naming conventions: I just spent a while on Herries site and didn’t find the FW you suggest. Is there another name for it?
I stuck the new drive in my Mac and found that it came with 2.15 FW. I’m wondering if I can avoid backing-up my original FW by downloading the file from Dangerous brothers: is there any disadvantage to that? Anything that’ll make my DOS adventure simpler is very appealing!


Check out this thread for all the info on Herrie’s 1.07 v2 beta5:

Here are the direct links to the files:
Windows: http://herrie.rpc1.org/downloads/2k5107v2b5dl.rar
DOS: http://herrie.rpc1.org/downloads/2k5107v2b5dld.rar

I tried this one at first on my 2510A, but I’ve since moved to The Dangerous Brothers version 2.06, as I’ve no need of bitsetting just yet, and I wanted a firmware with the latest write strategies.

Have fun! :slight_smile: