|Dear Gurus, |
I'll try and reply to each and every one of your questions:-
My DVD burner is maybe too old as I bought it 4years ago. So I tried to see if it was now obsolete, logically reading the specification.
I just can't find a specification for the write speed of an LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081 in the mode DVD-RW .
Specifically the above LG model that has NO letter 'B' at the end.
Yes, I CAN find specifications for HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B which has a B on the end.
Now to answer your query, "why do I want a firmware upgrade?"
Up till now I like everybody else, have gone through a selection process to find the most reliable media for his/her
I started out buying the cheaper DVD-RW 1-2x media
(4 years ago that was about the fastest media on offer).
However after a nasty experience of burning onto one cheap DVD brand then coming back to read a month later and finding the data had evaporated, I became selective.
The TDK 1-2x DVD-RW has served me well and my first data files recorded are still there.
But I hear they are dropping the 1-2x media because all the modern burners can write at speeds of x4 and above.
I tried writing on the newer faster media
e.g verbatim DVD -RW x6. As this is a reputable brand, I deduced that the burn fail was due to my burner not being able to write at the required speed.
Hence I wanted to find out if it was possible to upgrade the firmware to the new available media, or, otherwise buy a new DVD burner.
Your thought please!
I think the answer to Mr Jam above also answers your intrinsic "why do you want a firmware upgrade.
Yes I agree completely that dual layer DVDs are a bit pricey, though if they exist there must be a demand. Maybe they will become cheaper as time goes by. As for me wanting them.. did I imply it? If I did, then I apologise.
well it may be dual, but that was not the intention of my question as I explained in detail to Mr Jam.
I just wanted to know if the 1-2x media was becoming obsolete, because then it would be time to upgrade or buy a new burner.
now that hadn't occurred to me, yes, it is beige in colour!!! But maybe this time there is something more sinister. I've trawled the web and everyone talks about the B. So apart from your suggestion, I still haven't got a clue as to the specification for the write speed expansion possibilities of my 'B-less LG DVD burner
Thank you all for taking the time to reply but it seems this is the time for me to bite the bullet and find a new burner that will accept the newer media and last another 4 years. That's progress!
Thank you all
Cheers and bye