I have a NEC 2500a which I recently flashed with the Maddog 2.F8 firmware to supposedly turn it into a 2510. The problem is that I cannot set the booktype on this drive. I have another, real 2510a in a Firewire enclosure that works just fine with the same firmware (I use Binflash to set the booktype), so I don’t think the problem is the firmware. When I try to set the booktype with Binflash, I get an error message along the lines of “this drive doesn’t support bitsetting”.
Here is a list of ways the nonworking setup differs from the working one:
- The nonworking drive was originally a 2500a
- The nonworking drive is on an Nvidia Nforce2 motherboard using the latest Nvidia IDE drivers.
- The nonworking drive is the master with a Liteon 166S DVD-ROM as slave on the same cable.
Would any of these factors affect the drive’s ability to do bitsetting?