[QUOTE=anto12358;2618075]The drive is rather old and I haven’t used it from quite a while, but the DVDs are the same I’ve always used without problems. I think it is a AD7170A, and apparently some time ago I’ve uploaded the AW-G170A v1.75 firmware into it (which seems wrong; are these two drives 100% compatible?). Actually I don’t remember if I upgraded the firmware because of the power calibration error or for another reason (it’s been at least one of two years ago). Anyway, this is the output with -v option:[/QUOTE]
AD-7170A rings a bell. There is a very easy explanation for your problem. Due to a bug in the drive’s bootcode, it cannot be flashed while in UDMA mode but must be updated in PIO mode instead. In that case it’s probably best to stick to Linux and use hdparm option -p (better check the hdparm man pages before doing that) for switching the drive to PIO mode
[QUOTE=cvs;2618114]I’ve got my drive from Play.com just before the new year … the drive was manufactured June 2011 (20110623, Made in China) and its the Silver bezel variety AD-7283S -0S.
It would be interesting to see if the AD-7281S drives also identify like this when they finally get released …[/QUOTE]
That’s interesting. If the Binflash test version works with your drive, could you email me the firmware? If other 7283 drives have the same issue, I’ll probably have to remove this check for that drive series in general. But it would be quite surprising.
By the way: I doubt that there will ever be an AD-7281S drive. But just in case, it should also be supported by Binflash
That would be great, thank you!
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