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Old 01-01-01, 05:26 PM
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did you get one at CompUSA for $99 yesterday -- if so, you can update the firmware using Plextor's download!

I put together a web site with all the info, photos of drive, etc:
http://www.roundsparrow.com/comp/iomega1/

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Snagged one from their web site.

That site doesn't work with Netscape.
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Actually the site did work with Nescape, the newer versions (Mozilla). 4.x failed.

I fixed it... was just a file that wasn't named correctly. Try again...

http://www.roundsparrow.com/Comp/Iomega1/ -- email me at [email protected] if you have any other problems.
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Nice job, you spent a lot of time on this.
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I'm a bit of a newbie WRT CD burning. I did pick one of these up yesterday, but could someone explain to me the benefits of updating to the Plextor firmware?

Thanks for the info.

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This is pretty stupid, mine can only do a data transfer of 4x on the fly copying from CD-CD. My friend has the same problem. But no one else seems to have this dilema.
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i got a raincheck after a little complaining (they didn't want to give any more out). can't wait to replace my 4x2x24 with this baby!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by edclem:
I'm a bit of a newbie WRT CD burning. I did pick one of these up yesterday, but could someone explain to me the benefits of updating to the Plextor firmware?

Thanks for the info.
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Here goes:

Since the drive is basically a rebadged Plextor (they manufacture the drives for Imation and TDK), flashing the drive with the Plextor firmware will allow you to use the Plextor cd-burning software that uses something called "BURN-PROOF" technology. This technology basically prevents the burner from making coasters by actually stopping the laser (stopping recording) whenever there is a "buffer underrun" (this is when the computer can't supply data fast enough for the burner to burn at 12x or 10x or whatever speed you're recording at). When the computer catches up with the CDRW drive, the drive will turn the laser back on and begin recording again at the exact same spot where it left off when it first ran out of data. Plextor licenses this technology from Sanyo and uses it on their own brand of drives. TDK and Imation do not license the technology and henceforth do not offer it on their rebadged Plextor CDRW drives.

Hope that helped...

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by BT:
flashing the drive with the Plextor firmware will allow you to use the Plextor cd-burning software that uses something called "BURN-PROOF" technology.
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So you're saying you have to use Plextor's copying and/or cd-burning software and not CD Creator or Nero? The burn-proof is not handled in the firmware and thus not available to all burner software?
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wait, this drive has burnproof without flashing a plextor firmware, doesn't it? doesn't it say that on the box?
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BT: Thanks for your help

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