1650 woes

vbimport

#1

Well, just installed a new 1650 today…

Burned two discs. Second disc is unreadable and now the drive doesn’t recognize any burned or blank media. Is this a dead drive? Should I get on the horn to Newegg for an RMA?


#2

more info:

Windows and burning programs/Qsuite see the drive. I was able to flash firmware no problem. Drive is in UDMA2, cable is a good 80 wire/40 pin. Master on the secondary channel. Liteon 53327s is the slave. Using Nvidia IDE drivers on an NForce2 mobo (fine with the 1620 this drive replaced).

No media whatsoever is recognized.


#3

try the ms driver and disconnect the liteon drive.


#4

No change. Looks like it’s going back to Newegg.


#5

It could be your media. What discs are you burning (brand and media code)?


#6

ALready shipped back to Newegg.

I had tried TDK TTG02, Fuji TY’s, and some crappy CMC’s. Also no luck with Ritek or TY cdr. Couldn’t read pressed discs either.


#7

Sounds like a dodgy burner then… I’ve had problems with my first 1655 too, it got RMAed. Looks like their quality control is allowing for more defective/substandard units to slip through the net when compared with other burner brands. Anyway, good luck with your new one.


#8

Think I might get a 1655 in the meantime. I also have a new Litey I might try, but to me, that’s like going to the dark side.

Maybe I’ll just keep my 1620 until it dies.


#9

Got my RMA’d 1650 installed yesterday. EVerything seems to be going well. TY’s are burning with a QS of 98 @8x, Verb DL’s with a QS of 96 @2.4x. Only thing is that I can’t seem to get the DL’s to overspeed. Setting are set for overspeeding with Qsuite and also with ImgBurn.


#10

OverSpeed function only works on [I]single layer [/I] media, as well as all other setting in QSuite.
Check out ala42’s MCSE thread for guidance about “overspeeding” DL media ie. MKM-001.


#11

Ah, thanks. I was under the impression that the 1650 could do MKM-001 at 8x natively.