Latest Optiarc BD-Combo BC-5500S Firmwares (2.1 & 1.06)
Optiarc BC-5500S Firmware 2.1
- ONLY for OEM Drives bundled in Sony Vaio Notebooks! (Probably FW 1.76, 1.77, 1.78)
File name: EP0000208302.exe
File size: 2337008 bytes
DL Page Link: _http://www.sony-mea.com/support/download/374191
Direct DL Link: _http://download.sony-asia.com.edgesuite.net/vaio/downloads/373667/EP0000208302.exe
Optiarc BC-5500S Firmware 1.06 - Latest original Optiarc version
- ONLY for Optiarc branded Drives! (FW 1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05)
- NOT for Sony/HP/Acer/Asus/etc OEM Drives! (FW 1.B2, 1.E1, 1.78, etc.)
File name: WinDL_BC5500S_V106_01.zip
File size: 1925087 bytes
DL Page Link: _http://www.sony-optiarc.us/support/downloads/blurayseries.html
Direct DL Link: _http://www.sony-optiarc.us/fileadmin/downloads/WinDL_BC5500S_V106_01.zip
I can't find any useful info on hacking 5500 firmwares (except the fact it's encrypted inside the flasher), however this drive's FWs were discussed in a few past years and for some reason no one have published links on these latest FW's. Please backup everywhere when possible. These and most of all other ODD's slowly move to EOL and end of support.
Note! I've attached backed up firmwares downloaded from the links above. Please first try to download from these links. When they will die you can get files from the attachments below.
Forum settings allow to attach only pictures and ZIP files of max 600KB of size. Multivolume ZIP archives can be created, but they are non standard and problematic to handle.
Firmware updates are about of 2MB in size. So I've compressed them in multivolume RAR archives. Then renamed all .RAR parts to .ZIPs.
To unpack you should download all the parts of particular FW, then rename all parts to have .RAR extension, then unpack by any RAR-supportive archiver (e.g. WinRar, 7Zip, etc.) to get original files. I didn't altered any of original files!
BC5500S_FW106.part1.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW106.part2.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW106.part3.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW106.part4.zip (128 KB)
BC5500S_FW21Vaio.part1.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW21Vaio.part2.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW21Vaio.part3.zip (586 KB)
BC5500S_FW21Vaio.part4.zip (283 KB)