Another bunch of firmware updates

During the last few days I’ve been a little busy again patching some firmwares. If possible, bitsetting was added and all firmwares also have RPC1 versions and Riplock patch where required. Due to the ammount of firmwares that have been patched, it’s not unlikely that a couple of files are still buggy. So please report if something is not working as expected.

These are the new firmwares:

  • NEC ND-3500A firmware 2.19
  • NEC ND-3500A firmware 2.58
  • Optiarc AD-5170A firmware 1.H1
  • Optiarc AD-5200A firmware 1.G1
  • Optiarc AD-5200A firmware 1.G8
  • Optiarc AD-5200A firmware 1.GA
  • Optiarc AD-5200A firmware 1.05 for bootcode 14 (new drive hardware)
  • Optiarc AD-5240S firmware 1.02
  • Optiarc AD-7200A firmware 1.W2
  • Optiarc AD-7200S firmware 1.0A
  • Optiarc AD-7200S firmware 1.0B
  • Optiarc AD-7200S firmware 1.D3
  • Optiarc AD-7201S firmware 1H0E (no bitsetting patch required)
  • Optiarc AD-7201S firmware 1H9K (no bitsetting patch required)
  • Optiarc AD-7240S firmware 1.02
  • Optiarc AD-7241S firmware 1.01
  • Optiarc AD-7241S firmware 1.02
  • Optiarc AD-7243S firmware 1.01
  • Optiarc AD-7243S firmware 1.01b
  • Optiarc AD-7540A firmware 1.42c
  • Optiarc AD-7540A firmware 1.W0
  • Optiarc AD-7543A firmware 1-I1 (no bitsetting patch possible)
  • Optiarc AD-7593A firmware 1.05
  • Optiarc AD-7633A firmware 1.00b
  • Optiarc AD-7910S firmware 1.D1
  • Plextor PX-820SA firmware 1.00 (Optiarc AD-7200S OEM)
  • Sony DRU-842A firmware 1.60 (Optiarc AD-7200A OEM)
  • Sony DRU-870S firmware 1.60 (Optiarc AD-7240S OEM)

Please use the latest version of Binflash if you want to flash any of these firmwares.

Optiarc AD-7240S firmwares released [Update]

The Optiarc AD-7240S firmwares 1.00 and 1.01 have been made available for download. Included are the RPC1 and bitsetting patches.

Thanks to Jamescooley1 and budzos for their patience testing my bitsetting code until it worked.

[Update]Pulled the bitsetting firmwares since they still seems to be buggy[/Update]
[Update2]Released fixed versions of the bitsetting firmwares again[/Update2]

Big x-mas update

Hello everyone,

I know that it has been very silent here for quite a while. But due to the ammount of stress at work I was not really in the mood for spending much time on firmwares in the evenings. Now that I’m on holiday, I found the time to work on the firmwares that I had on my harddisc waiting to be patched.

Due to some recent firmware updates containing multiple firmwares, I also had to update Binflash to version 1.46 in order to find the best matching version within this update.

The following firmwares have been added to our site:

Please note that some of these firmwares can only be flashed with Binflash version 1.46 or higher. Due to the amount of patches it is not unlikely that some patched firmwares will not work as expected. Most patches have not been tested.

I wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year 2009.

New firmwares available

The following Firmwares have just been added to our site:

All firmwares are available in unmodified versions and with bitsetting and RPC1 patches.

The only firmware that has been tested so far is the AD-7173A firmware with bitsetting and RPC1 patch. In order to flash an AD-5170A, AD-7170A or AD-7173A on an SI-0680 controller in Windows, I found a way to force a device to PIO mode which is required for the afore mentioned drives. There is a registry setting that allows changing the max. allowed IDE mode for a device attached to the SI0680. It is located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PnP680\ProblemDevices. Here you can add a string value (type REG_SZ) with the name of your drive and the value “MaxMode = PIO-3”. In order to add these values, you can use one of the following commands:
For the AD-5170A:
reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PnP680\ProblemDevices /v "Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A" /t REG_SZ /d "MaxMode = PIO-3"
For the AD-7170A:
reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PnP680\ProblemDevices /v "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A" /t REG_SZ /d "MaxMode = PIO-3"
For the AD-7173A:
reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PnP680\ProblemDevices /v "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A" /t REG_SZ /d "MaxMode = PIO-3"

After adding the registry entry you will have to reboot. If none of the devices attached to the controller is used you can also remove and re-detect the controller in device manager. If you finished flashing, you should remove this registry entry again and reboot your machine.

More new firmwares and a Binflash update

Optiarc released some firmware update for their latest 20x drives a few days ago. I added Bitsetting and RPC1 patches again. I also received some firmwares for the AD-7540A and the new AD-7590A. In order to make the AD-7590A but also the AD-7201A and AD-7201S work, there’s a new Binflash version 1.44 available for download now. While both 7201 drives should work for sure, I’m not 100% sure if the AD-7590A is going to work properly with Binflash because there were some issues on first attempt. Any feedback is welcome, so feel free to comment.

PS: Does anyone have an idea, what I could do with a Pioneer DVR-115D flash memory dump (incl. kernel)

Lots of new Optiarc firmwares added

About two weeks ago Optiarc released a bunch of new firmwares for their latest 20x series drives. I managed to find some time to add RPC1 and bitsetting patches to these firmwares. I also checked my harddiscs for firmwares that were sent to me but that have never been offered for download. So it took a while to finish all firmwares. The following Optiarc firmwares have been uploaded:

  • AD-5170A
    • 1.11c – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.70 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.70b – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-5200A
    • 1.03 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-5540A
    • 103C – incl. Riplock and RPC1
    • 103Cb – incl. Riplock and RPC1
    • 103Cc – incl. Riplock and RPC1
    • 1.74 – incl. Bitsetting, Riplock and RPC1
    • 2.01b – incl. Bitsetting, Riplock and RPC1
  • AD-7170A
    • 1.02c – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.85 – incl. RPC1
    • 1.E5 – incl. RPC1
  • AD-7170S
    • 1.00b – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7173S
    • 1.21 – incl. RPC1
    • 1.23 – incl. RPC1
  • AD-7200A
    • 1.04 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7200S
    • 1.04 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.R0 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7203A
    • 1.04 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7203S
    • 1.04 – incl. Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7540A
    • 1.01b – incl. Riplock, Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.42b – incl. Riplock, Bitsetting and RPC1
    • 1.74 – incl. Riplock, Bitsetting and RPC1
  • AD-7543A
    • 1-I0 – incl. Riplock and RPC1