CD-RW Firmware Upgrades for 40x or Greater Models

Diamond Data Rewriteable CD drives have their programs stored in on-board flash memory. The flash memory can be upgraded. Upgrades are released from time to time to improve the performance of the CD-RW drives or resolve specific issues. Other models cannot be upgraded.

Caution:

  • Mitsubishi Electric Australia recommends that you do not upgrade the firmware in your CD-RW drive unless you are experiencing problems.

  • Make sure that the upgrade that you download is the correct one for your model of CD-RW drive. Do not rely on the drive's speed when selecting an upgrade program as several different models have been released for each drive speed.

    For example 2 models of Diamond data 16x10x40 drive have been released.

  • The upgrades available from this page are only suitable for use with the Diamond Data CD-RW drive models listed. They will not work with other drive models or drives manufactured by other companies.

To check the firmware version of your CD-RW drive do one of the following:

  1. Open the Windows 95 or 98 Control Panel and double-click System. Click on the Device Manager tab and double-click CD-RW. Click Properties and then the Settings tab. The firmware revision will be shown.


  2. Look on the label on the top of the drive. The firmware version is marked at the bottom right-hand corner of the label.

  3. Open Nero Burning ROM and from the main Nero window, go into the Recorder menu and select Choose Recorder. Highlight your CD-RW drive in the list of available recorders, the firmware revision will be listed in the Recorder Information.

 

Windows Firmware Updates

Installation Instructions for the 161040-058, 161040-158 firmware updates

1. Download the firmware upgrade file for your CD burner and save to your hard drive.

2. Double-click on the upgrade file. From the Flash Tool window, select your CD-RW burner

in the Drives bar, then click the Flash the Drive! button.

3. The firmware update will now commence - DO NOT SWITCH OFF THE COMPUTER OR RUN ANY OTHER PROGRAMS WHILE THE UPDATE IS RUNNING! Once the update is complete, exit the program and restart your computer.


Installation Instructions for the 241040-058, 241040-158, 321040-058, 321040-158, 401248-058, 401248-158, 481648-058 firmware updates

1. Download the firmware upgrade file for your CD burner and save to your hard drive.

2. Double-click on the upgrade file. From the Flash 1.3 window, select your CD-RW burner

in the Target Drive bar, then click the Upgrade button.

3. The firmware update will now commence - DO NOT SWITCH OFF THE COMPUTER OR RUN ANY OTHER PROGRAMS WHILE THE UPDATE IS RUNNING! Once the update is complete, exit the program and restart your computer.

 

The latest firmware version for each model of CD-RW drive is listed below. Click on the firmware revision number to download the upgrade.

Drive Speed

Model Number

Most Recent Firmware Revision

File Size

40x16x10

DD161040-0xx

G.AU

375 KB

40x16x10

DD161040-1xx

G.DJ

345 KB

40x24x10

DD241040-0xx

Y.PW

508 KB

40x24x10

DD241040-1xx

Y.PW

508 KB

40x32x10

DD321040-0xx

B.PW

508 KB

40x32x10

DD321040-1xx

B.PW

508 KB

48x40x12

DD401248-0xx

V.PW

508 KB

48x40x12

DD401248-1xx

V.TW

272 KB

48x48x16

DD481648-0xx

A.YZ

300 KB

52x24x52

DD522452-1XX

F.FZA

192 KB


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