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Updating firmware on external usb dvd drive

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I have it connected to my laptop and I don't have access to a direct SATA connection atm. Is it okay if I update the firmware on the dvd drive through usb?

 

EDIT: I searched on google and on this forum but couldn't find anything relevant..

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Thanks, updated and is running good.

 

I have another question (didn't want to create a new thread)

 

My drive (Lite-On iHAS524 D 8L23) has a max writing speed of 24x and the media im using is rated at 16x. It can read at 16x but I can't get it to burn over 8x on Verbatim DVD+R  MCC-004-00. Could this be 'cause im using it from usb?

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So... it's not a usb problem. I didn't test burn before I updated the firmware to 8L25 and only got up to 8x with it so I downgraded back to 8L23 but with same results. Any idea on what the problem could be then?

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Assuming ImgBurn reports a 'Write Speed - Effective: ....' faster than 8x in the Log window (and the buffers are all at 100% during the burn), it must be something the drive is doing internally.

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Well I got it to burn at 16x. Had to enable Force HyperTuning and disable SmartBurn.

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