Is a firmware upgrade really necessary???

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    hsksattish New Member

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    I am having a samsung sm-352n cdrw/dvd-r combo drive. I run Xp professional with sp2. I read in some technical reviews that a firmware upgrade would improve performance on my drive. But they have also told that it might cause problems. As of now i am not facing any problem with my drive except buffer underrun errors while writing at express speeds!! Do i have to upgrade my firmware ??? And is it safe???
     
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    buffer underun errors occur mostly due to scattered data on the HDD

    so try defragin ur DISK and write
     
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    upgrade u'r firmware only if it starts to give problems,firmware upgrade is justs fine-tunes or updates the writer making it problem free upto some extent.Remember,make sure u download the right firmware and mistakes(power off while updating or running multiple tasks) can cost u'r writer dearly.
     
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    i try to follow a simple rule...
    dont fix unless broken...!!

    so if ur drive is working fine then dont interfere!!
     
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