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Pioneer DVR-A04/104 UPDATE
Pioneer, maker of the drive mechanism in use in the FireWireDirect UltraBurn Series of DVD-R Products, announced that new high speed (4x) media specified by the DVD Forum might cause the drive to overheat, and they simultaneously announced the release of a downloadable firmware updater that is available for Windows users.
All drives sold by FireWireDirect as of 9/15 are updated to include the new firmware, but owners of existing products bought here or elsewhere might want to take advantage of this update. It pertains only to use of 4x media (whereas all current drives are 2x or less), so we regard it as a preventative measure that will aide you in the future. But still we believe the update is beneficial and we suggest you install it.
Special instructions for Mac users, and some answers
from Pioneer about the update are also below.
Note: The Pioneer firmware update is to correct a problem pertaining only to 4X media. The update will allow your drive to write to 4x media without overheating, but the drive is 2x, and it will not be capable of the higher speeds. There are no 4x drives available for consumers at this time, and there is little reason to use 4x media on with current products. But nonetheless, FWD recommends this free, simple update.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS UPDATE
The following items discuss this question and other common questions pertaining to the Firmware Update.
Q. What should Mac users do to obtain the update?
Q. Will the new Firmware update allow my DVR-A04/104
to record to the new high speed DVD-R media at 4X?
Q. If the currently available drives are only
capable of 2x writing, and the problem identified by Pioneer in their
mechanism pertains only to 4x media available in the future, why should
I update my firmware?
Q. When will the firmware update disc be available?
Q. What will be on the
DVR-A04/104 firmware update disc?