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Also discovered this Pioneer doesn't Verify music CD-RW's very fast.  About half the speed of my LG Blu-Ray burner did.  But, the LG never burned 24x CD-RW at a full 24x.  It always said write speed miscompare, setting the write to 16x.  However, the write actually went to 21x.  But, never to 24x.  :doh:

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Odd.  ImgBurn says my Pioneer drive is a BDR-209M.  The check for firmware updates in ImgBurn shows a listing in its master list of drive strings for BDR-209M.  But, the utility doesn't update the firmware.  It appears to be a newer firmware, 1.02 versus 1.01, although the ID part at the end of 1 less than mine. 

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The 'Kernel Version' is important with Pioneer drives.

 

There do loads of different versions but use the same main drive name identifier for most (either BDR-XXX or BDR-XXXM) and it's just the kernel versions that differ and prevent flashing of different firmware updates.

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So, the ID part of the firmware version string is the Kernel Version?  Mine being 60 and the firmware revision I thought was newer, being ID59, isn't my drive.

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Looks like there might be an update for this drive now.  There's an ID60 1.20 firmware dated May 19th available now.

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There is an update for it.  :)  Funny thing, like with my LG, the update did not try to reassign a drive letter in Windows.  In fact, the flashing didn't require a restart of the computer!  :o

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