Firmware information
  CD−R CD−RW DVD−R DVD−RW DVD+R DVD+RW DVD+R DL DVD−R DL DVD−RAM
Strategies 1.04BF 1.00 1.09CF 1.07 1.12CF 1.06 1.09 1.12 1.12BF
Bitsetting   No No Yes  
Date1 (*) 2006-08-23
Date2 (*) 2006-07-14

(*) Date 1 seems to be related to the strategy version while date 2 seems to be related to the main firmware code

The following firmwares are included:

This is the stock Optiarc AD-7170A firmware 1.02b.

The letter b was used for this firmware to indicate that this is the second known 1.02 firmware for this drive. The strategies for YUDEN000T03 (DVD+R) and MXL16 (DVD-RAM) have been updated from the first 1.02 firmware