Can not update firmware on AD-7200S drive bought as Emprex from FRYs

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#1

[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Optiarc AD-7200S. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]I jusr bought AD-7200S drive that came in Emprex Box from Frys. It has 1.R1 version of firmware, Sony/NEC Optitrack tech support indicates it is an OEM drive and I can not update firmware using file downloaded from their web site. Is there any other way to update firmware on this drive?


#2

You should be able to update your firmware with Binflash but make sure to backup your old firmware first.


#3

Thanks Liggy. I tried that and it works. I flashed it with 1.06 orginal. Do you know the version 1.R1? is it same as any normal Optiark firmware version? I was looking at burn sucess stats and 1.R1 has better stats then 1.Z2.


#4

I only have the 1.R0 firmware, 1.R1 seems to be an updated version. It’s not related to 1.Z2 which is a patched firmware by Dee-27


#5

Would you like a copy? I just purchased such a drive from Fry’s–$18 after rebate. I’d be glad to read off a copy for you before I update the firmware to 1.Z2.


#6

Sure. See PM for my email address