Sony AW-Q170A (also known as Optiarc AD-5170A)
Driver Date & Version
If you are looking for Sony AW-Q170A firmware update from Sony website, you will be disappointed, like I was.
It is like AW-Q170A drive is not exists for Sony, why is it so? Well, after some serious research on Google, I have found some useful information about that.
It seems that AW-Q170A drive is manufactured OEM by Sony for a new company, Optiarc - an alliance of NEC's and Sony's former optical storage departments.
Back to the firmware update, something you need to keep in mind before you do the firmware flashing. Flashing a wrong firmware update might void the warranty of your drive, so do check your warranty details for that particular part.
Another thing, flashing the drive will work NOT in UDMA 4 mode. Please use PIO mode instead. Not doing so may result in an "Error submitting checksum" error message.
Some useful info:
Download Sony AW-Q170A DVDÂ±RW Firmware here.
- Download Sony DVDÂ±RW DW-U14A Driver
- Download Sony AW-Q170A DVDÂ±RW Firmware