Official A208 Firmware for GSA-4082B

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#1

Although The Dangerous Brothers released the RPC1 quite a while ago, LG just released the official firmware. Improvements are:

  • Improvement of Write Strategy for DVD Recordable media
    ==> DVD-R 8X: DAXON, TDK
    ==> DVD+R 4X: TDK
  • Improvement of Write Strategy for DVD¡¾RW 4X media
    ==> DVD-RW 4X: TDK
    ==> DVD+RW 4X: RITEK, Infordisc, MBI
  • Improvement of readability for CD-ROM Multi session and DVD-ROM 2Layer.

http://us.lge.com/index.do


#2

Thanks!

[I]Subject New firmware (ver.A208) for only GSA-4082B(Internal 8X Super multi DVD Writer)

Product DVD-ROM(Writer)

Operating System Windows 2000
Windows 98
Windows XP
Windows ME

File Name GSA-4082A208(ew).zip

※ New firmware (ver.A208) for only GSA-4082B(Internal 8X Super multi DVD Writer)

◆ Model:GSA-4082B
◆ Ver:A208
◆ Improvement Point

  • Improvement of Write Strategy for DVD Recordable media
    ==> DVD-R 8X: DAXON, TDK
    ==> DVD+R 4X: TDK
  • Improvement of Write Strategy for DVD±RW 4X media
    ==> DVD-RW 4X: TDK
    ==> DVD+RW 4X: RITEK, Infordisc, MBI
  • Improvement of readability for CD-ROM Multi session and DVD-ROM 2Layer.

Refer to the attached file

※ INSTRUCIONS

GSA-4082B Version A208 Firmware Update
To update the firmware of the GSA-4082B please refer to the following instructions:

Note: Not following the subsequent update instructions explicitly will result in
permanent damage to your drive, for which LG will not be responsible.

This firmware update is for drives with original firmware versions below A207.
The drives must be original LG branded drives with the DVD Writer
model number GSA-4082B(no OEM units).

If you have an OEM unit, branded with another manufacturers name,
please contact that manufacturer for support and firmware updates.

This firmware update is for use only on PC’s with Windows XP, Windows 2000,
Windows Millennium Edition (ME), or Windows 98SE.

※ Critical Instructions: (to be followed carefully)

  1. Connect the drive as “master” by it self, on the secondary IDE controller with
    no other device on the same IDE cable, making note to set the jumper on
    the back of the drive to the “master” position.

  2. Download the file GSA-4082A208(EW).ZIP to a folder of your choice.
    This download includes this “Read me(ew)” text file, as well as the GSA4082A208.EXE
    program, which will auto-update your drive’s firmware.

  3. Close all other programs including: screen saver, antivirus and/or power-down programs.
    (If these programs are not closed, they will try to engage the PC, during the update process,
    thus interrupting the update and damaging the drive).

  4. Check the drive to ensure that there is no disk in the tray
    before you start the update procedure.

  5. Go into the folder with the update file and double click the GSA4082A208.EXE program
    and click the “update” button (red). Once the update is complete,
    you will see “Firmware Update Complete” and the button will become green
    and advise you to reboot the system.

※ You will need to reboot your PC
The update will be complete, after you reboot your system.

※ WARNING:
Do not open any programs or start any system functions during the update,
as they will interfere with data transfer and damage the drive.
Do not cancel the operation once it has been started or the drive will
become permanently damaged, as a result. [/I]


#3

Does anyone knows if by updating my driver with this new firmware I will be finally able to write at 1x with 4x and 8x DVD-R media?

Thanks guys!


#4

Depends on the meda, drive and firmware.


#5

4X, 8X and 16X media is not designed to work at 1X. If you want to write at 1X buy some 1X/2X media which is designed to work at 1X or 2X.

4X media will usually write at 2X or 4X
8X media will usually write at 4X or 8X (or sometimes 6X if the writer supports it)
16X media will usually write at 8X, 12X or 16X (and sometimes even 4X again if the writer supports it).

If you really need to write discs at 1X then you need to find some 1X discs.