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LG GSA-H22N 1.01 Firmware

Postby Ian on Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:44 pm

LG sent me this for my review and since its not available for download yet, I figured I'd make it available here. Please link to this forum thread and not the file directly.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/files/GSA-H22N_101.zip

Oh yeah... subscribers get access to it first. :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:41 pm

try to get an H22L version too please :D [-o<
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Postby hernygo on Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:55 pm

Thanks,for the firmware...;)
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Postby SithTracy on Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:44 pm

Any chance of getting any other LG firmwares (i.e. the LG GSA-H12N)?

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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:49 pm

SithTracy wrote:Any chance of getting any other LG firmwares (i.e. the LG GSA-H12N)?


I'll see what I can do. They still haven't gotten back to me about the H22L. :evil:
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:59 am

It's now available to everyone. As I said in my first post, please link to this thread and not to the file. If people do that, I will take it down.
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Postby Justin42 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:11 pm

Thanks for posting this. I hope they do decide to send you 1.01 for the H22L since I think it needs an update much more than the 22N. ;)
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Postby SithTracy on Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:20 pm

LG is making some great drives, but I find their support (or lack of) for them sucks. Seems instead of releasing a new firmware, they just release a new model. I guess I was spoiled by BenQ and their support of the DW1620/1640 drives. Perhaps their dedication to their product is why they had to bail out of the ODD industry. Still, I would like to see LG provide a little better support and firmware development on their drives. I have a GSA-H10A, that I made a H10N, and now H12N (using the Buffalo firmware).
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:48 pm

LG has always catered to the OEM market first. If companies like Dell want a feature, they'll implement it. If not, they won't. This seems to be the driving force behind their firmware updates as well.
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Postby n4rk0 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:17 pm

the setup says firmware loading and then what happens im newbie help me plz
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Postby michelkenny on Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:55 pm

Justin42 wrote:Thanks for posting this. I hope they do decide to send you 1.01 for the H22L since I think it needs an update much more than the 22N. ;)


I bought a H22L from www.ncix.com a couple of days ago and it came with 1.01... so I'm guessing it can't be much longer until it is released.
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Postby Eliot_vie on Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:02 am

michelkenny wrote:I bought a H22L from www.ncix.com a couple of days ago and it came with 1.01... so I'm guessing it can't be much longer until it is released.


You may dump the firmware and make it available :)


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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:35 am

no way to dump firmwares from LG drives.
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Postby cvermeer on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:11 pm

Thank you for letting me download the firmware
I hope it will solve all my problems =D>
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LG GSA-H22N 1.01 Firmware

Postby gusv on Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:34 pm

Before I update the firmware to Version 1.01, it is better to backup the original Version 1.00 in case something goes wrong. Could you please provide a link for the flash program for backing up the Version 1.00 came with this drive? (Mtkflash cannot back up the firmware of this H22N drive, the chip set seems to be Panasonic not MTK.)
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:00 pm

As far as I know, there isn't a way to extract the firmware from the GSA-H22N.
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LG GSA-H22N 1.00 Firmware

Postby gusv on Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:43 am

Is there a link to the firmware GSA-H22N Version 1.00, the latest of the two Version 1.00 or both?
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is this as good as it gets?

Postby julio on Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:33 pm

Hi folks,

I recently bought an LG GSA-H22N. I read a bunch of reviews first and all of them were pretty good, so I figured for $55 I can't go wrong. WRONG! Now I'm having the same problem that others have posted here. The drive smokes right along with a $3 DVD, but when I try to use a memorex or other cheap stuff she caves. I get 4x at best! My drive is already running V-1.01 of the firmware and I can't find an update anywhere. Is there a speed program or something somewhere that can fool my drive? I really don't want to rip or hack the firmware if I can help it for fear of screwing something up. Any ideas?

By the way, why all the proprietary BS? Is a 16x dvd not just a 16x dvd?
What sense does it make to have regulated compatibility? Are these people for real? :-?
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Re: is this as good as it gets?

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:02 pm

julio wrote:By the way, why all the proprietary BS? Is a 16x dvd not just a 16x dvd?


Yes and no. While the media manufacturer may rate the disc at a certain speed, the drive manufacturer has to come up with a writing strategy. If there is no writing strategy, they will often use a default strategy and speed. In the case of the GSA-H22N, its 4x.

I am surprised that LG is not supporting RITEKF1 media yet. There is A LOT of it out there and thats all Memorex seems to be shipping these days.
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Postby gusv on Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:51 pm

If you have a link to the firmware GSA-H22N Version 1.00 (the latest one), please post it.
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:17 pm

I don't think the 1.00 firmware exists as an update. If it did, we would have seen a region free version of it.
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has anyone got a copy of the H22L firmware?

Postby psweetie on Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:27 pm

Because, like an idiot, I managed to upgrade the firmware to 1.01 and only realized belatedly that it was the "N" variant and therefore no Lightscribe any more. Der.

Therefore don't care if it is original firmware or the new one!

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Postby Justin42 on Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:25 am

Wow, the H22L took H22N firmware?

That's surprising... you'd think LG would put in better safeguards...
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Postby psweetie on Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:04 pm

wish they had! drive works ok but i bought it for lightscribe as well as writing
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Re: is this as good as it gets?

Postby 2Dogs on Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:56 pm

julio wrote:The drive smokes right along with a $3 DVD, but when I try to use a memorex or other cheap stuff she caves. I get 4x at best!

My H22N has 1.01, and will write to the following in between 5:38 to 6:15. None of the discs cost more than $0:30 apiece and some were a lot less - I normally wait for them to be on offer.

TDK 16x DVD+R DAXON AZ3 made in Malaysia XXXXXXXXrecommended
Sony 16x DVD+R SONY D21 made in TaiwanXXXXXXXXXXrecommended
Verbatim 16x DVD+R MCC 004 made in TaiwanXXXXXXXXaverage
HP 16x DVD+R CMC MAG M01 made in TaiwanXXXIXXXXXmediocre
Memorex 16x DVD+R CMC MAG M01 made in TaiwanXXIXmediocre
Dynex 16x DVD+R MCC 004 made in ChinaXXXXXXXXXXXmediocre
Maxell 16x DVD+R CMC MAG M01 made in TaiwanXXXXXXavoid!

For the CMC MAG M01 stuff, the burn only gets to 12x, but it hardly increases the burn time compared with 16x.
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