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Hello plissken

HERE is the listing on LG's web site for your DVD ROM drive.

W/ respect to firmware, the rule of thumb is to leave it as it is unless there's a need to upgrade it (in an effort to correct an issue or for compatibility w/ another device or software, for instance)

My recomendation, is to, 1st, get the optical (DVD ROM drive) device installed and try it out. See how it goes.

HERE and HERE are a couple of tutorials on installing optical drives on PCWorld and CNET. They're both a bit dated but if your DVD drive connects via the ATA/EIDE interface, the "rules" are essentially the same.

The one difference is, on most modern PCs now, you can set both of your optical drives (that are on your secondary IDE channel, for instance) to CS (cable select) and use a high density (80 as opposed to 40-wire) IDE ribbon cable (instead of having to jumper one as optical drive as master and the other as slave). The master/salve configuration will work just fine, however in any case. For more information regarding Cable Select and IDE cabling, please, visit THIS web site.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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    B Joan Rapier Apr 22, 2008

    By "firmware needed", I wonder if you meant "drivers". In this particular case, the answer is "no". It's true, thought. For most hardware devices that you connect to your computer you will need to install drivers so that the new hardware and the computer's operating system can communicate.

    However, there are a handfull of hardware devices whose drivers are built into the operating systems these days. Optical drives are on that short list. So, that's one less thing for you to have to worry about when getting your DVD ROM drive up and running. :)


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