Firmware A306 for GSA-4160B from Buffalo



look here:

but I don’t understand japanese.
maybe somebody could translate to english at least “what’s new” part?



Will TDB release RPC1 and Auto Reset versions of this firmware? :smiley:



Yes, would be good to know the changelog


It has the same MIDs added and MID spelling errors corrected as the 4120 A117 firmware, including default strategies for 16x media at 8x for +R and 6x for -R.

Media Code Speed Edit V SE

Firmware: GSA-4160MAIN    REV LVL A306

Overall supported media types:  220
DVD+R9  supported media types:    4
DVD+R   supported media types:   63
DVD+RW  supported media types:   23
DVD-R   supported media types:   98
DVD-RW  supported media types:   32

DVD+R9  supported media types:    4
MKM      001-000 2.4x
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x

DVD+R   supported media types:   63
         001-000 4x
         001-000 4x
AML      001-000 4x
AML      002-000 8x,4x
BEALL P0 001-000 2.4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 
CMC MAG  R01-000 2.4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,4x
DEFAULT  16X-000 8x,4x
DEFAULT  8X -119 4x
DEFAULT  STR-119 4x,2.4x
IMC JPN  R01-000 8x,4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,4x
LGEP16   001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   002-000 12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC..... 001-000 2.4x
MCC..... 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC..... 003-000 12x,8x,4x
MCC..... 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC      003-000 8x,4x
NANYA    CHX-000 4x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC 001-000 4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,4x
PRODISC  R04-004 
Philips  081-000 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    R01-001 2.4x
RITEK    R02-001 4x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,4x
RITEK    R04-001 
SKC      P80-000 8x,4x
SONY     D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     D11-000 8x,4x
SONY     D21-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x,2.4x
TDK      002-000 12x,8x,4x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
VVTUWVUV WVV-086 16x,12x,8x,4x
WFKA11   211-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 

DVD+RW  supported media types:   23
AAABBBBB BA@-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x
DAXON    D42-000 4x
DEFAULT  STR-119 2.4x
INFODISC A01-001 2.4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x
MCC..... A01-000 2.4x
MKM      A02-000 4x,2.4x
NANYA    DRW-000 4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
PHILIPS  010-049 2.4x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x
PRODISC  W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK    001-001 2.4x
RITEK    004-048 4x,2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x
SONY     S11-000 4x

DVD-R   supported media types:   98
1FUJIFILM       2x,1x
AML             4x
AN32            4x,2x
BEAll G001      2x,1x
BeAll G40001    4x,2x
BeAllG00001     2x
CMC MAG.        2x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC00RG200      2x,1x
CMC00RG300      2x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON008S       8x
DEFAULT STR     4x,2x
DEFAULT16STR    6x,4x
DEFAULT8 STR    8x,4x
Dvsn            2x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM03      8x,4x
GSC001          4x,2x
GSC001          2x
GSC002          4x
GSC004          8x,4x
IMC JPN R01     8x
INFOD K-R01     2x
INFODISC-R01    4x,2x
INFODISC-R20    8x
KIC 00RG200     2x
KIC01RG080      8x
KIC01RG20       4x,2x
LEADDATA01      4x,2x
LGE             2x,1x
LGE04           4x,2x
LGE08           8x,4x
LGE16           8x
LONGTEN 001     2x
LONGTEN 001     4x,2x
MBI 01RG20      4x,2x
MBI 03RG30      8x
MCC 00RG200     2x,1x
MCC 01RG20      4x,2x
MCC 02RG20      8x,4x
MCIG01          2x,1x
MEI 00V001      2x,1x
MEI 00V002      4x,2x
MUST 001        4x
MUST 003        8x
MXL RG01        2x
MXL RG01        2x,1x
MXL RG02        4x,2x
MXL RG03        8x,4x
NAN YA A01      8x
NANYA-JC001     4x,2x
ONIDTECH        4x
OPTODISC        2x,1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCR004    4x
OPTODISCR008    8x,4x
POSG04          4x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRODISCG02      2x
PVC001001       2x,1x
PVCR001002      4x,2x
ProdiscF01      8x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x,2x
ProdiscS04      8x,4x
RITEKG01        2x,1x
RITEKG03        2x,1x
RITEKG04        4x,2x
RITEKG05        8x
RITEKG06        8x
RITEKM02        4x,2x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    2x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x,2x
SONY            2x,1x
SONY04D1        4x,2x
SONY08D1        8x,4x
TAIYOYUDEN..    2x,1x
TDKG010000d9    2x
TDKG02000000    2x,1x
TTG01           4x,2x
TTG02           8x,4x
TTH01           8x,4x
TYG01           8x,4x
TYG02           8x,4x
UTJR001001      4x,2x
VANGUARD01      8x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   32
CMCW03          4x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
DEFAULT         2x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7    1x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
JVC_VictorW7    2x,1x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x,1x
MCC 01RW4X      4x,2x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          2x,1x
PVCW000001Q9    1x
PVCW00D002K9    2x,1x
PVCW00V00245    2x,1x
Prodisc DW06    4x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEK004V11     1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK401saku=3    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK502sakuM3    2x,1x
TDK601saku      4x,2x


Maybe this is “what’s new” in the download page for A306.

ファームウェアバージョン A306 へのアップデートの内容



At least, somethings are “improved.” (Haven’t interpreted every word.)


Hmm, so far I see no real benefit from updating to A306. I use the same media all the time and am fairly happy with how things work. As long as this firmware doesn´t make the burning any faster I guess I won´t take any chances.


Firmware updates very rarely make burning faster.


Buffalo DVSM-D5812FB and DVSM-D5812IU2 (HLDS GSA-4120B OEM) A117 Update:

ファームウェアバージョン A117 へのアップデートの内容




Update log for GSA-4120B A117 and that for GSA-4160B A306 are identical. According to Diseree:


Ah, ok, good to know. I´ve been sticking around for some time, actually since I got my 4160 and still lack a lot of knowledge regarding this stuff. But on the other hand I guess dropping by now and then is enough for most people…

It´s my first and only burner and I found a combination of media and standalone that let´s me play almost everything, it got even better after A304. Now I can burn the platinum media i usually buy 12x (8x rated), not that those 3 mins would really matter…
Recently I´ve made extensive use of DVD-RAM and RW which I really would like to see faster, but then…


It’s nearly impossible to make DVD-RAM and RW media faster than rated in any CD and DVD burner.


Does anybody know if this firmware (or any other for the LG-4160) enables bitsetting for this drive?