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Old January 5th 04, 10:10 AM
Andy
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Default firmware/drivers

I know that firmware controls cd drives. But then drivers control cd
drives.

My question is 'What is the difference between firware and drivers'?

Thanks

Andy

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Old January 5th 04, 12:04 PM
Graham Mayor
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Firmware is the software within the drive that provides its functionality -
and stored in flash memory in the drive itself. Drivers are the means by
which the operating system communicates with that firmware and stored on the
PC.

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Andy wrote:
I know that firmware controls cd drives. But then drivers control cd
drives.

My question is 'What is the difference between firware and drivers'?

Thanks

Andy



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Old January 5th 04, 10:26 PM
Andy
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Graham Mayor wrote:
Firmware is the software within the drive that provides its functionality -
and stored in flash memory in the drive itself. Drivers are the means by
which the operating system communicates with that firmware and stored on the
PC.


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Graham Mayor



Thank you

Andy wrote:
I know that firmware controls cd drives. But then drivers control cd
drives.

My question is 'What is the difference between firware and drivers'?

Thanks

Andy




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