Hello folks. I just purchased a a 165H6S and am having a couple issues with tools not deceting the drive.
Here is my setup
Secondary IDE channel
Master: 165H6S (HD0E stock), Ultra DMA Mode 4
Slave: Lite-On DVD-ROM 167T (9S1B, codeguys speed firmware), Ultra DMA Mode 2
IDE drivers: Stock Microsoft driver, (tried Lastest VIA 0571 5.1.3790.140 as well)
ASPI Layer: 4.60 (have tried 4.71)
Windows XP SP2
Before anyone suggests it, yes I'm using a 80 wire IDE cable and have confirmed the jumper settings on the back of my drives. I just swapped out my old 832S with the new 165H6S.
Non-working tools (doesn't detect my 165H6S)
Standard .exe firmware flashers from Lite-On and codeguys (HS0E.EXE, 165H6S.HS0E.stock.exe and 165P6S.HV9N503.patched-16xOS.exe for example), error "No matched drive detected ! This utility is only for LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S drive.
Smart-Burn (newest official version)
Smart-Burn (unofficial test version)
Nero CD-DVD Speed
Nero Burning ROM
The drive does show in the device manager and I can read DVD's (and scan with CD Speed) with it. I haven't bothered trying any burns yet as I want to have it working properly first.
I've tried changing the ASPI layer from version 4.71 to 4.6 and that didn't help. I have also tried the standard MS IDE drivers and the latest VIA ones.
Now I've read somewhere I could try removing the slave drive and that might help. To me this isn't a very attractive solution so I haven't tried it yet. My old 832S worked fine in the same setup. On my primary IDE chain I have two HDD (I don't use SATA) and I don't want to mix HDD and ODD on the same chain. I'd also run into problems with my IDE cables if I tried that anyway (they don't reach that far).
Any suggestions would be appreciated. It's been awhile since I've been heavily involved in the ODD scene so I could be missing something obvious. Thanks in advance!
Edit: For some reason the HS0E.bin stock file from codeguys website isn't recognized by Omnipatcher. I dumped the stock HS0E on my drive to a .bin file as well and no luck with Omnipatcher on that one either.
I was thinking maybe the stock firmware that shipped with my drive might be messed up, so I just tried updating to the HS0E stock firmware from codeguys website using the Flash Utility (since none of the .exe files are working). That didn't help things either.