I have successfully flashed my 79FL drive, however, I have ran into problems flashing my second 79FL drive.
I've put the drive into mode_b, but as soon as I boot into windows, windows becomes really sluggish. Sometimes it won't even recognize that there is an audio disc in the drive. Or windows just freezes for a second or so. Even when I get it to see the disc, and try playing the 79FL audio disc in WMP it doesn't really want to play it. It takes several "play clicks".
I finally had it play the track and unlocked the drive with the 79 unlock tool. It was successful, but as soon as I open Toolbox 4.8 and click on Tools -> Raw Dump, Toolbox 4.8 is not responding. I tried at least 10 times.
I've used the same computer with the same VIA 6421 Sata card and drivers to flash my Hitachi 79 drive and it worked the first time. So, windows wasn't sluggish at all and I had no problems playing the track or anything.
Why does it all freeze up on the 79 drive?