Old 13-12-2004   #1
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Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S no 8X & DL

Hi guys, I'm new here.
I've just bought new Acer Aspire 1681WLMi (Centrino Dothan 1.5, 512 Mb DDR, 60 Gb Hitachi TravelStar, Ati Mo.Radon 9700).
The DVD-RW drive is Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S. I've been looking few threads and saw that I am not alone with this problem, and that is that the drive won't record 8X DVD and Nero InfoTool show that it can't write to DL discs.
Here is the report from Nero InfoTool:

Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information
Drive : Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S
Type : DVD±R/RW Recorder
Firmware Version : PRS7
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2004-07-14
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2004/07/14 16:15
Drive Letter : E:\
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 X
Write Speed : 4.0 , 2.0 , 0.0 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Adapter 2
Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : n/a
Version : n/a
Description : n/a

Attached Devices
Description : Master: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : Off

Can anyone help on resolving this problem?


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Re: Slimtype DVDRW SOSW-852S no 8X & DL

Please see this thread:

The problem is discussed in the first few pages, and a solution is offered (use different firmware). If you have any further questions, please post it in that thread instead so that the 852S stuff doesn't get splintered into too many different threads.
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