Hitachi Firmware

  tooter 17:58 28 May 2004

Can anyone help, I need to download the latest firmware drivers for my Hitachi GD-8000 CD/DVD Rom drive. I have tried Hitachi’s web site without success. Thanks

  sicknote 18:01 28 May 2004

click here And look for the 0010

  tooter 19:05 28 May 2004

Hi Sicknote I have downloaded the 0010 file as you suggested and searched the computer look for the latest drivers. It has not updated my drivers I am still using the same drivers dated 2001 Driver no. 5.1.2535.0 any ideas.

  Rayuk 19:11 28 May 2004

Have you flashed the drive with the new firmware?

  tooter 21:20 28 May 2004

Hi Rayuk. The answer to your question is no, can you explain how I flash the drive with the firmware?

  Rayuk 09:12 29 May 2004

If you unzip the downloaded file you will find there is a text file giving instructions how to do this.

  tooter 11:28 29 May 2004

When I unzip the File there is not a text file just a file named 80UPH100 which loads to a folder called unzipped on my c drive when selected it opens a black dos screen for a second then disappears.

  Rayuk 11:51 29 May 2004

Is it the patched file from click here
that you downloaded,if so it should have the txt file.

Perhaps you downloaded a different one have you got a link for it?

  tooter 18:00 29 May 2004

Flashed the drive, still no joy thanks for your help anyway Rayuk, I think I will throw the dvd away or buy a new dvd rewriter instead, any suggestions of a good dvd rewriter to purchase that will play these games.

  Rayuk 18:50 29 May 2004

You can get the new NEC2500a 8x for £50 +p&p from
click here

plus some have had success in flashing the drive to be able to write to dual layer disks[for a later date when the media becomes cheaper]

  tooter 19:27 29 May 2004

Is it worth waiting for the Nec 2510 duel layer burner to arrive next month and will these drives be the stardard in the future.

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