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Old 20 Mar 2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Sony DRU-500A - New 2.0e Firmware

A new firmware (2.0e) is now available for the Sony DRU-500A DVD writer drive.

The firmware updates the following :

* Allows your Dual RW drive to record at 4X on 4X compatible DVD+R media.
* Improves reading and writing performance and reliability.
* Reduces vibration noise for the discs with unbalance or eccentricity.

Download the firmware update here
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Old 24 Mar 2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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This firmware update also appears to do a better job (as compared to its predecessors) of determining the TRUE maximum write speed of media - thereby reducing the possibility of unwittingly creating coasters by e.g. unsuccessfully burning -R media at 2X, when the particular CD-R actually must be burned at 1X...
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Old 28 Mar 2003, 02:43 AM   #3
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Post good job

it really does less vibrations, when recording cd/dvd's!
about 4x recording, i havent tested, cause
i aint got any media.

great job from sony!
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Default A boo-boo!

"* Allows your Dual RW drive to record at 4X on 4X compatible DVD-/+R media."

4X recording is ONLY applicable to +R media.

-R is limited to 2X for this update.
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Allows your Dual RW drive to record at 4X on 4X compatible DVD-/+R media
Copied that part from the Sony site (linked above). Must be a typo on their part. I've edited the top post.
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