Hello my friends,
i’ve some drives Sony Nec Optiarc, model AD-7200S.
Untill now i never used these drives. i’ll instal one in my computer for the first time. Looking for the last firmware for these drives on Sony Nec Optiarc page i’ve found this warning:
It is very important that you don’t try to flash a S-ATA device with a P-ATA firmware and vice versa.You could damage your drive in doing so. To be on the safe side, please read the Update Procedure under menu item ‘Firmware updates’ before you flash the drive. Our firmware installer is only available as a WindowsInstaller.
OUR FIRMWARE UPDATES ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THOSE PROVIDED BY THE OEM VENDORS (e.g. HP, DELL, FUJITSU-SIEMENS ETC.).
THESE VERSIONS MAY DAMAGE YOUR DRIVE.
i think my drives are OEM version, but i don’t know what was the manufactor.
My question is: Can i use the firmware 1.09 of official Sony Nec Optiarc page, or get it from another source?
Thank you very much for any help