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 http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/dru500adwn.htm


Adds DVD+R 4x burning.


At least for XP, I recommend you boot to safemode (F8 during the boot process to go there) and do the upgrade. Otherwise, firmware upgrade program has a tendancy to hang at the end of the flash process.


At least for me, after the flash, I had to delete my onboard secondary IDE controller and reboot and let XP rediscover it to get my two IDE devices (the sony drive plus a tosh DVD reader) to get off PIO mode and be discovered as DMA devices.
 

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How is the DVD-R media compatability with the Sony using the new ver F firmware? Can I set the write speed to 2X on the Ritek 1X media and record successfully error free?


I am only really interested in DVD-R and would like the option to record 2X on less expensive media and 4X when the price comes down under $2/disc.


Can you comment on the Pioneer A05 vs the Sony 500A with DVD-R the only consideration? I am trying to decide between the two and the Pioneer is less money and readily available.


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Nice update. Downloaded the file. This drive just keeps getting better.


Not a bad price considering the versatility.


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