GSA4120B New Firmware :: A117

Changes from A115

  • Improve writing quality of DVD media
  • Improve drive performance under command waiting
  • Writing is prohibited for unsupported media (e.g. DVD+RW 8x)

Can anyone make RPC1 version of A117?

The media support is about the same as in A116. Interesting new default entry names sound like supporting 8x for 16x +R and 6x for 16x -R media.

Media Code Speed Edit V SE

Firmware: GSA-4120MAIN    REV LVL A117

Overall supported media types:  207
DVD+R9  supported media types:    4
DVD+R   supported media types:   51
DVD+RW  supported media types:   22
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:   51
         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  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
MAXELL   001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL   002-000 12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,4x
MCC..... 001-000 2.4x
MCC..... 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC..... 003-000 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
PRODISC  R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,4x
Philips  081-000 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 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
SKC      P80-000 8x,4x
SONY     D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     D11-000 8x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x,2.4x
TDK      002-000 12x,8x,4x
VVTUWVUV WVV-086 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

DVD+RW  supported media types:   22
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,1x
CMC MAG.        2x,1x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC00RG200      2x,1x
CMC00RG300      2x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON008S       8x
DEFAULT 16X     6x,4x
DEFAULT STR     4x,2x
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,1x
PRINCO          2x,1x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRINCO          4x,2x
PRODISCG02      2x,1x
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           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

Brother Vlad

As always your work is appreciated - thanks :slight_smile:

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I appreciate your business, TheDangerousBros!

Is possible to have FW A117 in GSA-5120D flasher?

Thank You

The flasher crashed here after successfully updating. Had to switch of the power supply of the USB enclosure O_o


my MCSE does not manage to open that file at all, I just downloaded tht morning, do I need a newer version?

What does

Media Code Speed Edit V SE

Firmware: GSA-4120MAIN    REV LVL A117

say about this? :slight_smile:

Where do you get SE from, is it available for DL?

Btw, is it me or is this firmware crap? If you look at the data in ala42s post:

DEFAULT 16X-000 8x,4x

it seems they only changed the default write strategy for 16x media from 4x (A116) to 8x (A117) rather than implementing a perfect write strategy for each 16x media individually. It’s hard to imagine that this default behaviour results in a perfectly written media with each 16x dvd+r available.

What do you think?



We’ll see about that…

It will be supported in the next release.

With A116, those discs turned out not that good, not even close :slight_smile:

Nice update. :slight_smile:

I’ve seen over 20 firmware versions for GSA-4120B (from beta to A100 to A117.)

Ricoh 16x media written at 8x on LG 4120B A117, not too bad for a standard strategy imho, what do the experts think?



if only the drive could write those 16x discs @ 12x :frowning:

I’m going to buy some japanese Sony 16x discs to try.

It won’t burn any 16x disc at 12x with A117 since the firmware only replaces the standard writing strategy instead of implementing one for each 16x media :frowning:



Maybe LG didn’t implement proper 12x writing yet and didn’t want the drive to create b0rked disc just to save one minute?


crapz, i just remembered that i have no way of checking disc quality even if i brn 16x discs. :frowning: