2500 and RitekF - 1

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#1

By now I’ve blown 40-odd bucks on two seperate packages of DVD-Rs that my burner apparently cannot burn. I’m under the impression that this is because the manufacturer is listed as RitekF -1.

There’s no indication on any of the DVDs I buy who the manufacturer is, so how do I stop wasting my money on the wrong DVDs? I need to these to print my demo reel and get it to employers.

Even better, is there a mysterious firmware out there that will make 2500s print on the discs I’ve already got?


#2

ritek are poo media, probably the worst media you can buy. You should try getting hold of verbatims. Also could be that your burner doesnt handle -r’s


#3

The 2500 will burn DVD-R fine, but it needs to recognise them first & the firmware for this burner doesn’t for these new Ritek disks.

Best bet is Verbatim 16x media , either +R or -R. The current NEC firmware supports both of these at 8x.


#4

Update your firmware, problem solved in all likelyhood. I would suggest modified firmware from Liggy and Dee’s or Herrie’s, they allow better performance from your drive.

Here’s the page for Liggy and Dee’s firmware - http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page.php/2500/

I would suggest first trying either Dee’s 205d modified or Maddog 2.F9 (fast).

These aren’t the best discs, but you should probably get useable results at 8x with newer firmware.


#5

That would be 16x -R.

Update the burner firmware.


#6

But the 2500 is 8x only, if you were expecting it to burn at 16x.

@scoobiedoobie

The Ritek media is not supported by any 2500 firmware as far as I can see. the 2.F9, which I have on my 2500 has no reference to Ritek F1 media.


#7

I know.

So the 2510 is, only added +DL support.


#8

205d uses newer -R strategies than 2.F9, so hopefully it added Ritek F1. I know that it was one of the later strategies added to alot of firmware, so hopefully that’s the case.

Edit: 205d DOES support Ritek F1 at 8x, so that would be the version to use. Download from the link provided above (Dee’s 205d modified).


#9

That’s excellent news, good of Dee to continue updating 2500 firmware.