I have this drive , enclosed in an old (2006) Lacie external burner with USB2 and FW 400 connections. I can connect it either to a PC with Windows 7 (and FW) or to my Mac Pro.
I want to flash it to RPC1 and I’d prefer work on the Mac, because I’m familiar with it and the Terminal and I don’t have Dos anymore.
My first steps were to use necflash on the Mac, the drive being connected by FireWire.
necflash -scan recognised and named it beautifully (as well as 2 other internal drives)
nec flash - dump worked like a charm and gave me an “oldfirmware.bin” weihging 1 966 088 bytes, a size which has some chance to be correct.
From Liggy’s and Dee’s NEC and OptiArc Firmware I downloaded what I guessed to be necessary :
LD3550 1.Y6 RPC1 Firmware Package.exe
Now I’m puzzled : I expected a termination in *.bin. Looks that it cannot be used on mac and I’ll have to go Windows . Of course I have nothing against
Windows, it’s just I’m less at ease there.
In short : may I use this executable directly in the Mac Terminal ? and is the file above the good one ?