yea, i been wanting to get a dvd burner for my old amd 1900 machine for a while and i saw this one at newegg. the current dvd writer i have have no problems, but i read a review from someplace mentioning user of this drive should updates the firmware for it to work at 4x w/ most disc brand. i saw somewhere on this forum that somebody said they updated their firmware and it causes systym instability and drive failure...is this true? can updating the firmware do that? i dont want to waste 83 dollars.