Thanks to an incredible CSR I was able to swap out my busted by firmware LG for a replace. Now that Ive finally gotten it back I want to get some use out of it. However, a few issues still exist for me.
#1 Why Firmware? Its been nothing but destructive so far so Im not excited to go for it again. However, its insane to me to think I cant update my drive AT ALL for the course of its life due to fear. Yes Ive been told I can probably live without it but would YOU buy a drive that offered no updates or support ever?
#2 Where firmware? This is what I have exactly. Bought here, etc etc.
Ive gotten conflicting info about whether this is a retail drive sans all the nicities (box, nice manual,etc) or if it is an actual OEM so the firmware listed at LG website is detrimental to this drive. Very much wishing I could have found a black retail but was nowhere to be had when I shopped.
#3 How firmware? Everybody has said close down everything when I update. Safe mode in windows XP. Ok, I get that and can do it. Any other suggestions so I dont toast another drive?
#4 What is firmware? I understand its an updating but is it to the PC or the drive? Im asking because I may want to use this externally (in an enclosure) but if I have to go through the Firmware roulette for each machine I might use it on, Im going to abandon the idea. Would love to do it, but risk vs. reward (at this point) seems too high on the risk side.
Thanks to any and all who can help. Im not even going to look at the thing until you guys tell me how to proceed. Thanks.