[Bug 307477] Re: DVDRAM GSA-T50L will not write DVD's or CD's

alonehacker gafei.szeto at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 23:32:29 GMT 2009

Hey, just an FYI, ASUS has released an updated firmware for the GSA-
T50L. You will need windows to update the firmware however. I haven't
tested it in wine.

Link here:


The current firmware revision is the SR09.

It seems to fix timeouts upon insertion of disks. My dvd drive finally
works properly in linux! :)

As a reference, hdparm -i /dev/sr0 gives this:


 Model=HL-DT-ST, FwRev=SR09, SerialNo=K0088F85148
 Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
 RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=unknown, MaxMultSect=0
 (maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio3 pio4 
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 
 Drive conforms to: Unspecified:  ATA/ATAPI-4,5,6,7

hope this helps all of you!

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