First of all, many thanks for all your help and contributions to the many users of Sony Optiarc optical drives here in the forum and throughout the world.
I may soon get me hands on a older but still good Sony AD-7200S drive and am looking forward to updating it with your firmware as I have done with other Sony Optiarc drives in the past. I have looked at your website for firmwares and have come across what seems to be different range of firmwares for apparantly the same drive, for example:
In the past when I have flashed Sony Optiarc drives, I would select the latest firmware in the similar family format to that of the original drive eg in a AD-7240S from 1.02 to 1.04 with autoreset bitsetting firmware.
I am just wondering if I can change firmware to other varieties of firmware for the same drive such as switching between examples 1,2 and 3 above for the Sony Optiarc AD-7200S?
The main reason I am asking is that I like the auto-resetting bitset firmware very much and am using it already but the generic 1.09 firmware update for the AD-7200S on your website does not have the combination autoreset and bitset patch firmware. The 1.0B variant (option 2 above) you provide does.
Unfortunately I have not bought the actual drive yet so I cannot clarify exactly what firmware range the drive comes with. If it is impossible to change firmware to other ranges (for want of a better description), that is ok and I can just use the bitsetting RPC1.
I thought I would just get some clarification from you beforehand.
Once again thank you for your kind and generous help