upgrading from SB00 to a higher SB0x firmware should normally work without “forcing” flash.
Please run the wininquiry tool from Samsung (see firmware chapter of the FAQ in my signature please) and post the results here.
Also tell us, what Sata chipset is used to connect the drive.
First, thanks for responding.
I attached Wininquiry results and message I received when I ran SH-S223Q_SB02.exe. I also tried to use Samsung automatic updater and got a “not supported” message.
One thing I should make clear is the drive works. I read a couple CD and wrote a DVD with no issues. I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard and connected the drive to one of the Gigabyte Sata2 ports (IDE configuration). My hard drives are on the other regular Sata pairs. But I do have ports open. Just wasn’t sure of conflicts with the HDD’s.