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LG GSA-4167B USB 2.0 Firmware Update ?

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  1. panamapatric

    panamapatric Thread Starter

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    Hi All: Just purchased a LG GSA-4167B using a USB 2.0 connection via an USB 2.0 External Enclosure. The firmware version that came with the drive is version DL10. There are later firmware versions available, DL11, DL12 and DL13. I would like to update to the latest version, DL13. Can I do it by downloading the DL13 zip file and just unzipping it or will I have a problem because it is using a USB external connection. There are no instructions on the LG download site for a USB connected firmware update. Any insight would be most appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
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    Connect the drive to the secondary IDE as Master to do any firmware updates to the drive. Otherwise it probably will not work or you risk rendering the drive unuseable.
     
  3. qldit

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    Good Afternoon panamapatric, unless it is neccessary it is a good idea not to play with drive firmware, most give one chance for error and then become doorstops.
    qldit.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Unless you have a specific reason for upgrading the firmware, I'd say don't. Do a search here on firmware upgrades and see how many doorstops have been created. :D
     
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    Thanks for the input however when I boot up my System I get a notification message that a new firmware version is available and to click on that message to download it. When I click on the message it goes throught the download process but nothing gets updated!
     
  6. Triple6

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    You must have the LG Auto Update utility installed. It can be uninstalled from ADD/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

    I update all my drive's firmware whenever I see a new one, they've resolved several compatibility issues with different media. With some models they even improve speed or add features.
     
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