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DMA on/off when flashing new firmware - 10/16/2001 7:17:05 PM   
jb0395

 

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Should DMA be turned off when one flashes their drive with a new firmware or is it better to leave DMA on when flashing ?
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RE: DMA on/off when flashing new firmware - 10/17/2001 6:58:30 AM   
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If you have DMA on and the flash fails you can try it again with DMA off.
The same with DMA off and the flash fails you can try it again with DMA on.


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RE: DMA on/off when flashing new firmware - 10/17/2001 11:05:47 PM   
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for me it failed both times, i'm trying to flash the tdk with the new version 1.04 of plextor...any tweaks in 2000? the last time i put firmware 1.03 it was under win 98..


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RE: DMA on/off when flashing new firmware - 10/18/2001 5:22:33 AM   
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If you are flashing from Windows it might be better to disable DMA. Best for you is to check it up in the drive's manufacturer site.

When flashing from true DOS you don't have to worry about it at all.
IMHO it is by far the safest option to flash anything, because Windows is much more likely to crash on you when you least want it to.

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