Firmware download

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#1

Is there a download of version TU56 for a Toshiba SD-R5372?
ImgBurn tells me that mine has version TU55, but after reading some forums I have seen there was an update to a version TU56.
Considering buying a newer drive but want to give my present one every opportunity to shine - it’s been giving me alot of coasters lately…


#2

DOS Flasher:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/download.php?SD-R5372/R5372_TU56.zip

Windows Flasher:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/download.php?SD-R5372/SDR5372-TU56.exe


#3

[QUOTE=negritude;2472193]DOS Flasher:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/download.php?SD-R5372/R5372_TU56.zip

Windows Flasher:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/download.php?SD-R5372/SDR5372-TU56.exe[/QUOTE]

Got this page on both links:

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#4

Sorry about that. I forgot that rpc1 doesn’t like direct links to their files.

Here is the correct link to go to, then click on the file you want:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/index.php?path=SD-R5372/


#5

[QUOTE=negritude;2472293]Sorry about that. I forgot that rpc1 doesn’t like direct links to their files.

Here is the correct link to go to, then click on the file you want:

http://hijacker.rpc1.org/toshiba/index.php?path=SD-R5372/[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the follow up. Seeing that there actually is a version TU56, is it safe to use as an update for version TU55? Heard also that using the wrong firmware update could screw up the drive…


#6

[QUOTE=baggman;2472720]Thanks for the follow up. Seeing that there actually is a version TU56, is it safe to use as an update for version TU55? Heard also that using the wrong firmware update could screw up the drive…[/QUOTE]

Well, you should never flash firmware unless you have a very specific need or reason to. Flashing firmware could always trash your drive. You have to decide whether you need the update badly enough to risk it.

As Max von Sydow’s character in “The Marathon Man” asked, “Is it safe?”, my reply is, “No, it isn’t safe, at least, not in an absolute way.” There is always risk.

In your case, since you say that your drive has been giving you problems, then you might as well flash it. If something goes wrong, it really doesn’t matter that much, since you would have ended up needing to buy a new drive either way.


#7

[QUOTE=negritude;2472724]Well, you should never flash firmware unless you have a very specific need or reason to. Flashing firmware could always trash your drive. You have to decide whether you need the update badly enough to risk it.[/QUOTE]

As mentioned before, my old dinosaur of a drive has been giving me the blues(spitting out coasters, no matter what type of media I try). Was told the the best thing to do is to replace it. this seems like sound advice to me, but I was also told to try the TU56 update. It would help to know if this TU56 is in fact an updated version of the TU55 For Toshiba SD-R5372. When I go to Toshiba’s firmware page for the SD-R5372 it shows no TU56 only TU55.


#8

[QUOTE=baggman;2472726]As mentioned before, my old dinosaur of a drive has been giving me the blues(spitting out coasters, no matter what type of media I try). Was told the the best thing to do is to replace it. this seems like sound advice to me, but I was also told to try the TU56 update. It would help to know if this TU56 is in fact an updated version of the TU55 For Toshiba SD-R5372. When I go to Toshiba’s firmware page for the SD-R5372 it shows no TU56 only TU55.[/QUOTE]

Yes, it is the correct firmware, but it was only originally intended for Europe and Asia users. It was never provided to buyers of the drive in North America. I don’t think that will make any differrence.


#9

[QUOTE=negritude;2472727]Yes, it is the correct firmware, but it was only originally intended for Europe and Asia users. It was never provided to buyers of the drive in North America. I don’t think that will make any differrence.[/QUOTE]

So that’s why…OK, one more question - can you go back to the previous version if you can’t use the update or it won’t work for you? I downloaded both versions( TU55 & TU56) just in case.


#10

[QUOTE=baggman;2472732]…can you go back to the previous version if you can’t use the update or it won’t work for you? I downloaded both versions( TU55 & TU56) just in case.[/QUOTE]

Yes, you should be able to.


#11

[QUOTE=negritude;2472734]Yes, you should be able to.[/QUOTE]

Tried to install firmware today. Got error box - error # 0x8003
Says ‘except for a fixed disc and the error occurred’.
What on earth is that all about?
Got the same thing trying to open each version…


#12

I have no idea. I would try contacting the person who posted those, hijacker on rpc1.org. The email will be a simple combination of the id and the domain.


#13

[QUOTE=negritude;2473083]I have no idea. I would try contacting the person who posted those, hijacker on rpc1.org. The email will be a simple combination of the id and the domain.[/QUOTE]

Thanks alot. Will give it a try.