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Do I need firmware?

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  1. DesperateDan

    DesperateDan Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a sony cd-rw crx216E I've had it for about 2 years does it need to be upgraded with firmware :confused: the driver seems to be working ok, also can you tell me what on the fly means.
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    The saying for firmware is:

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  3. Moby

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    That's the correct saying for everything isn't it? ;) (I prefer if it ain't broke, break it! :D)
    'On the fly' is when you copy from one CD say to another, but nothing gets put on your hard drive in the process. A normal non 'on the fly' copy, leaves nothing on your hard drive, but it gets put there temporarily during the process and zapped when the copy is over.
     
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    The firmware upgrade may not be necessary,you should check with the sony site to see if there even is an upgrade.A two year span is a long time though.In that time new media has come out as well as faster media.The new firmware could contain information for your drive on how to burn the new media with better results.Like I said check with the sony site sometimes they tell you what the changes are.But flashing firmware always entails a risk,a power failure would mean a trashed drive.(my fingers are always crossed)"On The Fly" don't even think about it,too many things going on at once it leads to buffer issues and low quality burns(maybe even failure).Copy to the hardrive first,don't multi task when burning it will also cause buffer issues.Last but not least don't buy poor quality media,you get what you pay for(no name garbage silvers).Hate to see someone back up important information try to read it a year from now ,and are unable to.
     
  6. DesperateDan

    DesperateDan Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone for the advice regards Dan :D
     
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    Unless it's actually giving you problems, I clearly agree with the "don't update" advice.
     
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