Query Release date of firmware for AD-7170s

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#1

I see NEC have released Firmware 1.02 & 1.03 for the AD-7170A (ATA) , are NEC going to release Firmware for the AD-7170S (SATA) anytime soon ? :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance :smiley:


#2

The v1.01 firmware is that latest official firmware for the AD-7170S. FWIW, just comparing the supported media ID’s with MCSE, it looks like it’s very similar to the AD-7170A v1.03, but with a new MBI DVD+R9 and some 18x speeds for FUJIFILM DVD-R’s.

http://www.sonynec-optiarc.eu/en/support-service/downloads/fw_dvd-writer-ad-series.html

Liggy is pretty busy at the moment but you can probably expect an RPC1 and/or bitsetting firmware from him at some point in time…just be patient since he does this in his free time.

Unix-style diff below:

— AD7170A_GN_103\AD7170A_GN_103_speedsettings.txt Sun Jul 15 10:53:40 2007
+++ AD7170S_GN_101\AD7170S_GN_101_speedsettings.txt Sun Jul 15 10:51:22 2007
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.3

-Firmware: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A 1.03 Jan11,2007
+Firmware: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170S 1.01 Jan11,2007
Bootcode:

-Overall supported media types: 697
+Overall supported media types: 698

-DVD+R9 supported media types: 16
+DVD+R9 supported media types: 17
DVD+R supported media types: 172
DVD+RW supported media types: 30
DVD-R9 supported media types: 7
@@ -17,12 +17,13 @@

-DVD+R9 supported media types: 16
+DVD+R9 supported media types: 17

CMC MAG D01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG D02-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG D04-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME D01-000 2.4x
+MBIPG101 R10-065 8x,6x,4x
MKM 001-000 4x,2.4x
MKM 002-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
MKM 003-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
@@ -348,10 +349,10 @@
FUJIFILM02 6x,4x,2x
FUJIFILM02 6x,4x,2x
FUJIFILM03 8x,6x,4x,2x
-FUJIFILM04 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
-FUJIFILM05 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
-FUJIFILM06 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
-FUJIFILM07 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
+FUJIFILM04 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
+FUJIFILM05 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
+FUJIFILM06 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
+FUJIFILM07 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
GSC001 2x
GSC001 4x,2x
GSC001 4x,2x


#3

Thanks for the update tqhoang , I didnt know there where any firmware updates for the AD-7170s yet . I’ve used your link (and bookmarked it) to the Optiarc site and now downloaded and flashed my drive from V1.00 to V1.01 :bigsmile:

Once again Thank You :slight_smile:


#4

No problem…glad to pitch in. I’m actually looking to purchase the drive soon and was doing some searching here when stumbled upon your post.

Let me know how it goes.