I have an NEC 2510A that's being used in an external, USB 2.0-connected box with my laptop. The version of the firmware is 2.15. I found an upgrade to version 2.18, but it appears that in order to install it, the drive must be installed internally, something I obviously cannot do with a laptop.
Is there a way to install this firmware upgrade with an external drive?
A side note: the reason I'm trying this is because my first attempt at burning to a DL disk failed. (Disk: Memorex DVD+R DL 2.4x.) The disks burn fine to a Sony external DL drive, but not to the NEC (using Nero.)