I wonder if he succeeded, because I did not. I found an update archive containing F1198L.EXE and B800.HEX -- flashing failed as described above. (Except that the "Verify flash failed!" message comes after "Updating.....00%", but I think Alex just mistyped here).
Then I tried using mtkflash 1.55, but it won't work either, with a difference:
[b]Unknown Flash Memory
Mtkflash reads the firmware file, and then nothing happens, the program does not quit (as F1198L does) but hangs.
I tried some options like sw, c, /u and /o but that did not work too. With sw, it says "erasing..." up to 100%, but then aborts again. I also tried mtkflash 1.61 and 1.83c, no difference.
The current firmware is PS06, maybe the problem is that I need a "PS" firmware and not a "B" firmware???
Any help is appreciated very much! I want to upgrade the drive's firmware because the BIOS doesn't detect that this drive is DMA 2 capable and uses PIO, and Win XP too. Hopefully the latest version would fix that. (Of course I checked all BIOS settings: DMA is not disabled.)
PS: If someone has another firmware release (I did not find any on the web), maybe you could simply email it to me, I'd be happy. w-sky at gmx.net -- THX