811s with Orange G04 reading errors with HS0E



Hello, long time reader first time poster. I seem to be having some reading errors with some Ritek G04 “Orange tops” from pcclub, here is the info:

00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 76 0E 14 .l…@…R…v…
00000010 88 9A 80 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 47 00 04 30 34 00 …RITEKG…04.
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 06 08 12 11 …

and about 90% i get reading errors with DvdInfo.

Im using Nero, and 811s w/HS0E.

I’ve done an extensive search already in this forum, and everyone raves that HS0E is the best for DVD-R with the 811s, but i’ve already wasted 5 medias and i wanted to post this for some 411 and or help with this problem.

I have my 811s set on Secondary master.

I also burned with RecordNow 4.5 and same problem.

is there more then one HS0E out there? Or for these Orange G04’s is there a more reliable fw?

I would appreciate the help on this, Thanks in advance

btw: These discs burn fine with an Nec ND1300a w/o any errors


There are a couple of speed unlocked versions made by Pacman, I think all they do is unlock the speed bit so the drive can write any disk at any speed. I have used many of the same type exactly that you have and most have worked very well in my 811 at 4x with HSOE installed.
You might have a bad batch or your drive is a little out of spec compared to others.
My 811 burns well at lower speeds to most media, I start having problems at 6 and 8 time with most medias. Some work OK at 6x, some do bad at the 6x zone, most don’t like 8x writing.
You might want to try the other firmwares and see if your drive does better with any of the newer ones becuase every one seems to react differently.