SH-S203N firmware LA00?

I have an SH-S203N that was originally in a Lacie external enclosure. The enclosure died so I removed the drive and put it in my PC. It has firmware “LA00”, which is probably a Lacie-specific firmware (my guess).

The official Samsung firmware flashers for SB01 and SB02 say they are incompatible with this drive. Is there a way to flash it?

You must use the nocheck flashing option the method is in the 223f thread [B]somewhere[/B] it is explained by member albert, u can flash the n firmware if you want LS u can also use the b firmware but you will lose LS

Thanks! Found what I needed in the mini-FAQ.

I did the -NOCHECK with SB01 and then used the one-click for SB02.

I’m assuming LS is working (InfoTool indicates that the drive has LS), but I don’t have any LS media to use with it anyway, so I’m not too concerned about that.

[QUOTE=slinko;2287945]Thanks! Found what I needed in the mini-FAQ.

I did the -NOCHECK with SB01 and then used the one-click for SB02.

I’m assuming LS is working (InfoTool indicates that the drive has LS), but I don’t have any LS media to use with it anyway, so I’m not too concerned about that.[/QUOTE]
:cool: LS is still working as long as you flashed the N firmware. Try C0deKing’s patch tool also.

What is the N firmware and where can I get it?

Thanks.

[QUOTE=jakep227;2435931]What is the N firmware[/quote]Firmware for the SH-S203[B]N[/B].

and where can I get it?
samsungodd.com :slight_smile:

Michael

Welcome on board :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=slinko;2287945]Thanks! Found what I needed in the mini-FAQ.

I did the -NOCHECK with SB01 and then used the one-click for SB02.

I’m assuming LS is working (InfoTool indicates that the drive has LS), but I don’t have any LS media to use with it anyway, so I’m not too concerned about that.[/QUOTE]

OK … I’m confused. I just bought a refurb SH-S203N internal drive and it has that Lacie LA00 code in it and will not burn a DVD without errors. I spent 5 hours today looking to see how to update this (so called Mac Code) into the latest Samsung code. Samsung and the SFDNDOS programs will not allow the flash to occur, even using the .bin code.

So what the trick here … ?

Thanks … Zorro :bow:

Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=Zorro11p;2449196]I just bought a refurb SH-S203N internal drive and it has that Lacie LA00 code in it and will not burn a DVD without errors.[/quote]Even with OEM firmware, the drive should be able to burn properly with quality media.
So either your blank discs aren’t the best, or there are Sata controller related issues (especially with Via and some Jmicron controllers), or the drive is faulty. If there is any warranty on the drive, I would not try to crossflash to another firmware.

I spent 5 hours today looking to see how to update this (so called Mac Code) into the latest Samsung code. Samsung and the SFDNDOS programs will not allow the flash to occur, even using the .bin code.

So what the trick here … ?
Perhaps a look into the FAQ mentioned in my signature does help answering that question :wink:
But as already mentioned, you’re voiding any warranty.

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2449201]Hi and Welcome!Even with OEM firmware, the drive should be able to burn properly with quality media.
So either your blank discs aren’t the best, or there are Sata controller related issues (especially with Via and some Jmicron controllers), or the drive is faulty. If there is any warranty on the drive, I would not try to crossflash to another firmware.
Perhaps a look into the FAQ mentioned in my signature does help answering that question :wink:
But as already mentioned, you’re voiding any warranty.

Michael[/QUOTE]

WOW … that was fast … This Samsung is my 3rd burner. I thought maybe my other 2 Lite on dirves gave up on DVD’s. So now all three don’t burn DVD. I just went to Best Buy and Bought some Sony DVD-r 16X cause my errors were all using Verbatim 16X (which I thought were top of the line.

I’m going to test all 3 burners now with the Sony DVD-r’s … I’ll let ya know and THANK YOU for the fast response :bow:

Update:

Lite On SOHW-1693S Result
>>> Cute CD DVD Burner V2.5 (Full Version)
>>> Silver Eagle Software, Inc.
>>> http://www.silvereaglesoft.com
>>> http://www.Cute-CD-DVD-Burner.com
>>> 6:58:22 PM Initialize ASPI successfully.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Drive is ready.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Add files / dirs to CD(DVD) done.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Start burning CD(DVD) on 1:0:0,L: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693SKC4B
>>> Smart-Burn Actived
>>> Burn-Proof Actived
>>> 6:58:22 PM It costs about 30 seconds to prepare and lead-in before burning. Please wait.
>>> 6:58:24 PM Start burning.
>>> 7:01:36 PM Finalizing track…Please wait.
>>> Disc Closed -> This disc can not be add files or folders in next burning. (rewritable disc should be erased before next burning)You can change this setting in Options
>>> 7:01:36 PM Write/Burn CD(DVD) Process done with error
>>> 7:01:36 PM WRITER ERROR [MEDIUM ERROR (WRITE ERROR)]

Lite On SOHW=812S
Error getting session information

Need to reboot now for the Samsung drive to come back to life

Update:

Lite On SOHW-1693S Result
>>> Cute CD DVD Burner V2.5 (Full Version)
>>> Silver Eagle Software, Inc.
>>> http://www.silvereaglesoft.com
>>> http://www.Cute-CD-DVD-Burner.com
>>> 6:58:22 PM Initialize ASPI successfully.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Drive is ready.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Add files / dirs to CD(DVD) done.
>>> 6:58:22 PM Start burning CD(DVD) on 1:0:0,L: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693SKC4B
>>> Smart-Burn Actived
>>> Burn-Proof Actived
>>> 6:58:22 PM It costs about 30 seconds to prepare and lead-in before burning. Please wait.
>>> 6:58:24 PM Start burning.
>>> 7:01:36 PM Finalizing track…Please wait.
>>> Disc Closed -> This disc can not be add files or folders in next burning. (rewritable disc should be erased before next burning)You can change this setting in Options
>>> 7:01:36 PM Write/Burn CD(DVD) Process done with error
>>> 7:01:36 PM WRITER ERROR [MEDIUM ERROR (WRITE ERROR)]

Lite On SOHW=812S
Error getting session information

Need to reboot now for the Samsung drive to come back to life

OK … Samsung drive has errors too … How can all 3 drives NOT burn DVDs

Samsung SH-S203N Results
>>> Cute CD DVD Burner V2.5 (Full Version)
>>> Silver Eagle Software, Inc.
>>> http://www.silvereaglesoft.com
>>> http://www.Cute-CD-DVD-Burner.com
>>> 7:31:38 PM Initialize ASPI successfully.
>>> 7:31:38 PM Drive is ready.
>>> 7:31:38 PM Add files / dirs to CD(DVD) done.
>>> 7:31:38 PM Start burning CD(DVD) on 2:1:0,K: TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S203N LA00
>>> Smart-Burn Actived
>>> Burn-Proof Actived
>>> 7:31:38 PM It costs about 30 seconds to prepare and lead-in before burning. Please wait.
>>> 7:31:39 PM Start burning.
>>> 7:31:54 PM Finalizing track…Please wait.
>>> Disc Closed -> This disc can not be add files or folders in next burning. (rewritable disc should be erased before next burning)You can change this setting in Options
>>> 7:31:57 PM Write/Burn CD(DVD) Process done with error
>>> 7:31:57 PM WRITER ERROR [NO ADDITIONAL SENSE INFORMATION (INITIATOR DETECTED ERROR MESSAGE RECEIVED)]

Ran SiSoft Sandra all 3 drives … Odd how it reports the S203N as a SCSI drive

SiSoftware Sandra

S203B
SCSI General Properties
Controller : 2
Bus : 1
Target ID : 1
Logical Unit No. : 0

Translation Mode Disk Geometry
CHS Geometry : 0 x 64 x 32
Bytes Per Sector : 2kB
Capacity : 0bytes

Partitions Information
Partition 0 : MBR FAT32 2kB

Logical Drives
Logical Drive : K:

CD Reader Capabilities
CD-ROM : Yes
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes
Multi-Session : Yes
Audio Play : Yes

CD Writer Capabilities
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Reader Capabilities
DVD-ROM : Yes
DVD-R : Yes
DVD+R : Yes
DVD+RW : Yes
DVD+R DL : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Writer Capabilities
DVD-R : Yes
DVD-RW : Yes

Drive Region Information
Encryption : None
Disk/Media : N/A
Computer : R1

Lite-On1693S
SiSoftware Sandra

SCSI General Properties
Controller : 1
Bus : 0
Target ID : 0
Logical Unit No. : 0

General Capabilities
Channel : Master
Type : ATAPI
Interface : ATA
Removable : Yes
Present : No
Model : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S
Revision : KC4B
Serial Number :
ATA/ATAPI Approved Version : 5.00

Partitions Information
Partition 0 : MBR FAT32 2GB

Logical Drives
Logical Drive : E:

CD Reader Capabilities
CD-ROM : Yes
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes
Multi-Session : Yes
Audio Play : Yes

CD Writer Capabilities
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Reader Capabilities
DVD-ROM : Yes
DVD-R : Yes
DVD+R : Yes
DVD+RW : Yes
DVD+R DL : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Writer Capabilities
DVD-R : Yes
DVD-RW : Yes

Properties
CMD Request Type : Accelerated DRQ
CMD Packet Size : 12
IORDY Support : Yes
IORDY Disableable : No
DMA Support : Yes
LBA Support : Yes

Features
S.M.A.R.T Support : No
Security Support : No
Power Management Support : No
ACPI Power Management Support : No
Power-up in Standby : No
Packet Command Interface : Yes
Removable Media : No
Look-Ahead Buffer : No
Write-Back Cache : No
Host Protect Area : No
Microcode Update : No
Acoustic Management : No
48-bit LBA : No
Device Config Overlay : No

Transfer Modes Support
Maximum PIO Mode : PIO-4
Maximum DMA MW Mode : MWDMA-2
Maximum UDMA Mode : UltraDMA-4 / ATA66

Transfer Modes Active
Current Active Mode : UltraDMA-4 / ATA66

Lite-On 812S
SiSoftware Sandra

SCSI General Properties
Controller : 1
Bus : 0
Target ID : 1
Logical Unit No. : 0

General Capabilities
Channel : Slave
Type : ATAPI
Interface : ATA
Removable : Yes
Present : No
Model : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S
Revision : CG5M
Serial Number : 2004030500009961
ATA/ATAPI Approved Version : 5.00

Partitions Information
Partition 0 : MBR FAT32 2GB

Logical Drives
Logical Drive : F:

CD Reader Capabilities
CD-ROM : Yes
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes
Multi-Session : Yes
Audio Play : Yes

CD Writer Capabilities
CD-R : Yes
CD-RW : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Reader Capabilities
DVD-ROM : Yes
DVD-R : Yes
DVD+R : Yes
DVD+RW : Yes
DVD+R DL : Yes

Blu-ray, (HD)DVD Writer Capabilities
DVD-R : Yes
DVD-RW : Yes

Properties
CMD Request Type : Accelerated DRQ
CMD Packet Size : 12
IORDY Support : Yes
IORDY Disableable : No
DMA Support : Yes
LBA Support : Yes

Features
S.M.A.R.T Support : No
Security Support : No
Power Management Support : No
ACPI Power Management Support : No
Power-up in Standby : No
Packet Command Interface : Yes
Removable Media : No
Look-Ahead Buffer : No
Write-Back Cache : No
Host Protect Area : No
Microcode Update : No
Acoustic Management : No
48-bit LBA : No
Device Config Overlay : No

Transfer Modes Support
Maximum PIO Mode : PIO-4
Maximum DMA MW Mode : MWDMA-2
Maximum UDMA Mode : UltraDMA-2 / ATA33

Transfer Modes Active
Current Active Mode : UltraDMA-2 / ATA33

Hi,[QUOTE=Zorro11p;2449520]Ran SiSoft Sandra all 3 drives … Odd how it reports the S203N as a SCSI drive[/quote]This is normal since the drive seems to be connected to a controller you have manufacturer drivers installed for.

Since none of your drives can burn DVD, I suspect there is some issue with your Windows installation.
Could you please download ImgBurn and try to burn a disc? Make sure, you have set it to SPTI in “settings…” --> I/O tab. These ancient ASPI drivers don’t support modern interfaces properly.

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2449632]Hi,This is normal since the drive seems to be connected to a controller you have manufacturer drivers installed for.

Since none of your drives can burn DVD, I suspect there is some issue with your Windows installation.
Could you please download ImgBurn and try to burn a disc? Make sure, you have set it to SPTI in “settings…” --> I/O tab. These ancient ASPI drivers don’t support modern interfaces properly.

Michael[/QUOTE]

Hi Michael …

It’s been a good and bad day today.

The good:

I used Nero 9.0 to burn files to a DVD successfully on the Samsung Drive … :clap: … but failed on the lite-on 1692S drive

I Used IMGBurn to successfully burn a DVD on the Lite-On 812S drive :clap:

Bad News:

I re flashed the 812S light-on drives to the original code.
812S works now

But I killed the 1693S by burning the 812S code to it’s flash!!! I didn’t realize it defaulted to the 812S until I already started the process!~:a

Now if the power is plugged into that drive … I can’t even boot the system out of BIOS! Oh wizard … got a fix for that or do I now own a new paperweight? :bow:

Hi,[QUOTE=Zorro11p;2450381]Hi Michael …

It’s been a good and bad day today.

The good:

I used Nero 9.0 to burn files to a DVD successfully on the Samsung Drive … :clap:[/quote]Glad you got it :slight_smile:

Bad News:

I re flashed the 812S light-on drives to the original code.
812S works now

But I killed the 1693S by burning the 812S code to it’s flash!!! (…) got a fix for that or do I now own a new paperweight? :bow:
Please check the Liteon forum section, especially the “Read First” articles. If I remember correctly, there is a chance to revive the drive with a tool called XSF, which is a DOS based flash tool. If you don’t find the answers you need, then just open a new thread over there.

Michael