On and off problems. Wanting new firmware

[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-7170S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I built a computer about 7 months ago and put a

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170S in it.

The problem I’m having is sometimes it won’t even read a brand new, store baught DVD, or a DVD+R ( didn’t have any DVD-r to try at the time)

It has factory firmware still in it.

Link to screen shot of firmware and drive model:


I searched found that you can flash your firmware:


I tried using the GUI and the DOS version of Binflash to flash the drive but it doesn’t find my device. :frowning:

Anyone help me flash my firmware? Please and thank you!

I fixed problem / got firmware to update.

Sorry for the post.