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Postby jamessampson on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:27 am

Any one know where I can get new firmware for my Afreey 52x CD-ROM?

Thanks in advance
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Postby Matt on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:27 am

I think afreey is pretty much gone. If you go to www.afreey.com.tw there is a link for chinese or english. If you click the english link it takes you to afreey.com which seems to have been inhabited by some junk domain reseller. The chinese link works fine but you can't read a damn thing on the site unless you know the language.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:27 am

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Postby jamessampson on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:27 am

Thanks, but I think they've dissapeared - can't seem to find any anywhere! Must have gone bust!!

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Postby Inertia on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:28 am

Not only has Afreey disappeared, but their CD-ROM firmware is not upgradable and was never flashable.
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Postby Inertia on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:29 am

Anyway, if you want to read the Chinese on the Afreey site, all you have to do is use AltaVista, and you will get some really interesting translations like:

10X DVD-ROM - The luck calls the gallbladder cedar breeds the name. :o

52x / 56x CD-ROM - Lies prone the side knack, pale strong corrupt 32x, 60 lead the card. 8)

Thank God we have this wonderful resource. How else would we be able to interpret the information on the site. :D
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Postby EdT on Thu Nov 07, 2002 9:55 pm

Affrey cd-roms are not firmware upgradable, you must physically change thee bios chip if you really want it to change. Its the same with Asus drives !
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 07, 2002 10:47 pm

Thats odd. I've upgraded the firmware on their 56x CD-ROM.
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Postby Inertia on Sat Nov 09, 2002 5:33 am

Ian wrote:Thats odd. I've upgraded the firmware on their 56x CD-ROM.


Ian,

How did you do that? Do you still have this firmware upgrade? What version is it? 8)

Seriously, though, I think you must be remembering some other drive than the Afreey CD-2056E. :)

I have a 56x Afreey CD-ROM and I've never seen firmware for it anywhere. As far as I know, they have never used flash ROM's in their CD-ROM drives. For this reason CD-ROM firmware was never offered on their site when it was operational.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 09, 2002 12:04 pm

Afreey sent the upgrades to me when I was working on the review of the drive. I agree, I've never seen them available anywhere either. I don't remember what version.. 21 or something?
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Postby Inertia on Sat Nov 09, 2002 10:13 pm

Yes, I remember reading your (excellent as usual :)) review of the Afreey 56x CD-ROM when it first came out. Maybe Afreey sent you a specially equipped test model with a flashable ROM?

My Afreey CD-2056E was manufactured Nov. 2000, firmware 22.
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Postby jase on Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:07 pm

Poor Afreey. They were a good company. I think they put too much money into the multi-beam laser concept and when that didn't work out, they got sucked under :cry:
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Postby BillyG on Sun Nov 17, 2002 8:02 am

I'm curious - why didnt Afreey make Recorders? I looked at thier website and all I saw was CD-ROM and DVD playback-only units. I think they would have would have stayed in business had they done that. Sounds to me like they were a small company... BTW I never saw them on sale anywhere in Texas, (Fry's, the major chains, or any local PC dealer)
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