Firmware won't flash as bootcode doesnt match

vbimport

#1

I’ve got a drive which reports as AD-7710H 1.V0 I downloaded the firmware for this drive which was listed as 1.01. file bootcode 0x3033 doesnt match drive bootcode of 0x3034. Identified drive 176-3034 Detected drive from firmware 176-3033 Am I looking at things wrong? Should I have downloaded the firmware file listed for drive AD-7700H 1.V0 i.e. the firmware version matches my drive even though the drive is older? I’m worried that if I keep trying different versions, one might be accepted which is close enough to load, but corrupts my drive. Many Thanks


#2

Welcome to the forums.

I’m moving your thread into the Optiarc forum, where I hope you’ll get more informed replies.


#3

Thanks. I was a little overwhelmed by the choice of forums available.


#4

Your drive seems to have a different hardware revision and an updated bootcode compared to that 1.01 firmware. Could you dump your current firmware and send it to me, so I can have a look and add patches? I will provide you my email address in a PM.

Binflash has a couple of internal checks that should make sure that a firmware you are allowed to flash is compatible with the drive. Also the drives do have some internal checks, so the risk of damaging your drive is rather low.


#5

Hi Liggy,

Thanks for your message, I sent you an email earlier today as requested.


#6

Is there a patch available? I’ve checked the AD-7710H firmware page, but there hasn’t been any new ones added.

Thanks


#7

Nope. No patching before my holiday which starts in one week from now