iHAS124 W patched firmware?

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#1

Does a patched firmware exist for this drive? I am aware that it uses a Renesas chipset, but this could make it easier to patch like previous NEC and Optiarc drives.


#2

Look here.


#3

The drive came with firmware HL05 and there is HL0A available for download using SmartPack. How can I request a newer patched firmware as I really don’t want to downgrade to the available patched HL03?


#4

[QUOTE=kyrcy;2694449]The drive came with firmware HL05 and there is HL0A available for download using SmartPack. How can I request a newer patched firmware as I really don’t want to downgrade to the available patched HL03?[/QUOTE]

Post your request here. Liggy will help you if he is not busy.


#5

The W drive firmware has bitsetting built-in already, so unless you need rpc1, just use the latest.


#6

The W series Drives use Liteon commands for bitsetting. So you can use Liteon’s tools(such as BookType135, EEPROM Utllity) for setting.


#7

Can I use the same utilities to make the drive region free?


#8

[QUOTE=kyrcy;2694498]Can I use the same utilities to make the drive region free?[/QUOTE]

No, you can’t


#9

I noticed the CD/DVD Life Record Count and CD/DVD Record Count values while burning a disc with ImgBurn. Are these a feature of the Renesas chipset? No other LiteOn writer that I own (iHAS B/C/D) seem to report these.


#10

My iHBS-112 also has this counter. Shouldn’t be chipset specific but rather a firmware feature.


#11

Any idea what is the difference between CD/DVD Life Record Count and CD/DVD Record Count? I made a few successful burns, but the two numbers are different.


#12

Life record count should be the total number of discs written (including failed burns), no idea about the non-life record count.


#13

I connected this drive today to perform some tests and I noticed that the latest firmware available is HL0G. Is this already patched?


#14

At least not patched by me. The latest firmware I patched for the 124W is HL0F but I have a dump of that firmware for more than two years already, but haven’t done any patching for ages.


#15

[quote=“Liggy, post:14, topic:305723, full:true”]
At least not patched by me. The latest firmware I patched for the 124W is HL0F but I have a dump of that firmware for more than two years already, but haven’t done any patching for ages.
[/quote]I suppose this means that I am stuck with the stock firmware.


#16

You could also downgrade to HL0F after making a backup of the original firmware. Maybe there’s no significant difference for you between these two firmwares. I will not rule out to eventually patch the last few firmwares that I still have in unmodified form, but that could still take some time as I always have other things that keep me busy.


#17

I can live with RPC-2 as I prefer to have the latest firmware. If you manage to patch it of course I will immediately use that instead.