Joined: 09 Feb 2005
|Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:51 pm Post subject: HowTo: Flash BTC DVD-Writer (Emprex)
|Vendor: DVDRW Model: IDE1004 Rev: 0151
In my case I have a quite rare hardware setup (concerning firewire, gentoo, mac) and I didn't think it would be possible to flash that drive (the old FW has problems with some cdr brands).
..until I found an italian howto. That even worked over firewire.
I'm wondering why the gentoo ebuild of dvd+rw-tools doesn't have the btcflash sources.
- First get yourself the newest dvd+rw-tools, 7.0 in my case. I'm wondering why the gentoo ebuild doesn't has the btcflash sources.
- Unpack and do
Get the .HEX firmware (without the surrounding Windows .exe flasher as it is provided officially) HERE inside the DOS firmware packages, in my case in BTC1004IM_V0251-HEX.rar
Do the flashing providing device link (/dev/hdc for example) and the firmware file:
|dvd+rw-tools-7.0 # ./btcflash /dev/firewire/dvd ../V251.HEX
BTC DVD+/-RW firmware flash utility 2004/04/29
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Loaded firmware from ../V251.HEX
Firmware checksum is 406E
Drive is currently: [DVDRW ][IDE1004 ]
Firmware appears to be: [DVDRW ][IDE1004 ]
Type "YES" to proceed with flash: YES
Drive is now: [DVDRW ][IDE1004 ]
Please reboot before using the drive.
[Added:] Actually for my 1004 the 1008 FW does a good job, performs better with most brands. I haven't tested if it can double layer now.
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