FIRMWARE: Upgrading

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Firmware is a category of memory chips that hold their content without electrical power and include ROM, PROM, EPROM and EEPROM technologies. Firmware becomes "hard software" when holding program code. New firmware for a recorder can usually be found on the drive manufacturer's website in their support section.

Updating the firmware on a CD/DVD recorder may increase and/or improve the drive capabilities, i.e. support higher speed media and new media types


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Links To CD/DVD Recorder Firmware Updates (Manufacturer Sites)

AOpen
Asus
BenQ
BTC
Creative Labs
CyQ've
HP CD drives
HP DVD drives
I/O Magic
Iomega
LG (also HL-DT-ST)
Lite-On (USA)
Lite-On (Global)
Mad Dog Multimedia
NEC (Germany)
NEC (USA)
NEC-Optiarc AD- / ND- Series
NuTech
Panasonic (select device type and model prefix)
Panasonic (DVD-RAM)
Philips
Pioneer
Pioneer
Plextor
Ricoh
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung (search via Firmware → Firmware Downloads)
Sony CD drives
Sony DVD drives
TDK (use Firmware links on left)
Teac
Toshiba
Waitec
Yamaha Germany (search for 'firmware')
Yamaha Japan (select "agree")
Yamaha USA


More Sites That Contain Links To CD/DVD Recorder Firmware Updates (Non-Manufacturer Sites)


Note: It is strongly advised to ensure that files downloaded from these sites originate from the recorder manufacturer's site


CDFreaks
CDRinfo
The Firmware Page
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