Updating NEC 2510A from 2.0T

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#1

I have 2 NEC 2510A drives, one i bought and one came with an emachines.

The one i bought upgraded from 2.15 to 2.18 easily.

The one in the emachines has firmware version 2.0T and the 2.18 Flash utility will not recognize it. How do I update this drive? Any help would be appreciated.


#2

try the windows flash utility on this page: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/utilities.html (if this isn’t the one you already have).

If that doesn’t work then try using the DOS flash utility, available on the same page: NEC2X00A.zip Obviously you need to boot up into dos, and your drive might need to be setup as a master on the ide cable.

there is firmware on that website, and there is also hacked firmware on www.herrie.org which has changed write strategies to give your media better performance.