cdrom firmeware upgrade

Hi i would like to upgrade my 40x cdrom firmeware? any help where i can download the files from?
thank you :)
paricitoiAsked:
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OttaCommented:
Why bother upgrading?
What do you hope to gain?

The download-site depends on the manufacturer and model-number of the hardware.  
So, please tell us that information.
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j2Commented:
1. Your drive will not be faster.
2. If this is a IDE/ATAPI drive, i dont think it can be upgraded (atleast i have never seen a flashable IDE drive)
3. try www.nameofyourmanufacturer.com or www.drivershq.com
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jhanceCommented:
I've never seen a CDROM with upgradeable firmware.  I suppose it's possible but I don't thinks it's been done.

Who/what gave you the idea that this was possible?
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j2Commented:
Plextor / HP / Philips / Sony /Yamaha have upgrades for their SCSI cdroms. (those are just the ones i have tried personally)
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jhanceCommented:
I've learned something new then.  Thanks.  I've not used any SCSI CDROM drives since they are always slower and more expensive than the currently available IDE models.
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j2Commented:
SCSI is never slower, just more expensive ;)

Consider that a (old comparison here) 16x IDE CD used 80% when reading full speed on my old P166 machine, and a 16x scsi only used 3% CPU, i wouldnt call them slow.
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paricitoiAuthor Commented:
Hi it's just that my cdrom ide locks up the whole computer while accessing cdr media (no problem with original ones) and the same problem occurs under Linux, win98, winnt and win2k...so i thought the firmware might need to get upgraded to solve this cos obviously it's not a driver probleme...and i've seen somewhere that creative has offered a firmware upgrade for one of its cdrom drive..Of couse Asus don't answer my emails...:(
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paricitoiAuthor Commented:
And i forgot to mention that i have a 40x Asus cds-400 any help is apreciated...thank you. :)
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paricitoiAuthor Commented:
Yes i tried Asus site with no success maybe there are some standard firmware???
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j2Commented:
Firmware is _NEVER_ standard, it is the most intimate pice of code in a product. If two products can use the same firmware, they are the same device (or atleast with the same hardware)

The CDS-400 is NOT flashable. The only thing you can flash is your system BIOS.

ANd of cource, there are drive that cannot read CDR media, or can just read SOME brands of CD-r disks, or can read all discs EXCEPT those burned on a certain media. My old Panasonic could read any CD-r, except those burnt on TraxData CD-r discs..

Anyway "Your CDS400 isnt flashable"
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paricitoiAuthor Commented:
well looks like i'll have to choose more carefully my next drive...
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