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What's ODD Firmware Update?

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by ralliart12, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. ralliart12

    ralliart12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi fellows. 'm on a Samsung X11. This morning, my Samsung Update Plus detected a new update, as subject, & I've since installed it. However, when I tried to use this newly installed firmware update detector to detect firmware updates for my optical disk drive, the application prompts me that the model of optical drive my laptop has(a Teac, I tink), is NOT suitable for this firmware to update upon?!

    My question is, what EXACTLY is the purpose of this ODD firmware update? Since it says it can't work with my existing Teac optical drive on my X11, why does my Samsung Upadte Manager pick it up anyway? So should I kept it installed? Or remove it completely? Anyway, I tink if I remove it, Samsung Update Manager will detect it again...help pls...

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Samsung (and other notebook manufacturers) tend to use more than one model of optical drive within a notebook series, depending on what is available. I would suspect that the Update software is picking up the ODD firmware update and only when the update tries to install does it discover that it is not compatible.

    If you are lucky, the Update software keeps a log of what it has downloaded and doesn't try to download and install this ODD firmware update again.

    I've got the Teac DV-W28EA on my X60 and it's never seen any firmware update. But it also seems to be a very well-behaved burner which is not very fussy about the media.

    John
     
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    ralliart12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Samsung Update Plus picks it up, installs it, then later this firmware update detect application tells me it can't work with my optical drive model. I uninstalled it then, but Samsung Update Plus detects it as a new update again. How now?

    P.S. I've the exact same Teac drive model as you...
     

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