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Crossflash externals
Authored by: jasont on May 04, '06 11:59:05AM

I've used the following w/ a Pioneer 100 (110D) that I put in an old LaCie firewire case to crossflash it to a 110 w/ the buffalo firmware:

./DVRFlash -ff A:PIONEER RA154010.837 RA154110.837

In this case A: is the drive. The caveat is that when I ran a scan w/
./DVDFlash

I would receive this:
Device parameter was not given, detecting all DVR drives:

Device : B:
Vendor : PIONEER
Model : DVD-RW DVR-110D
Revision : 1.11

However, on running the utility with A: selected it would confirm the correct drive by indicating the same information and give me a yes or no prompt, selecting y allowed be to successfully flash my drive. Read the warnings, and obviously use the correct firmware for your drive. Considering that drives are <$40.00 (fullsize) US, it seems ridiculous to go w/ a crippled drive when you can get more reliability, better performance, and remove illegal restrictions in the case that you do some business traveling.

So...this should work for externals using bridgeboards.



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