It only says it's an older version because it's just looking at the number. G7T9 and G7U9 are the latest stable versions. The newest G7V9 has many problems and should be avoided. If you look at your other post, you will see that Benq seems to be now concentrating on it's retail firmware B and all OEM & retail drives are now being shipped with B firmware. My advice is to flash to retail firware of your choice (T9, U9 & V9 all give excellent results) and then your drive will show up as Benq instead of ATAPI and you will be able to take advantage of any new firmwares from Benq. There are plenty of instructions within this forum on how to do it (very simple). There you go. Good Luck.