8x DL media for an 4571a?

vbimport

#1

8x DL media has started to become available here in the UK. I bought 30 Aone disks (media ID RICOHJPND01) only to discover my drive refused to write to them at any speed (8x, 6x 2.4x 1x). I tried firmwares 1.01, 1.02, 1.21 and 1-Z1, none of them would write to the disks.

Luckily, the place I bought them from has taken 20 back (but not the pack I opened).

I need to buy some different ones, but I don’t want the same thing to happen again. How do I tell what MediaID’s my drive will write to?

Zadkiel.


#2

Aone discs aren’t good quality.
The only good DVD+R DL media is Verbatim.


#3

Thanks for the input, unfortunately, it doesn’t help much.

As far as I can tell, the drive simply doesn’t have a burning strategy for that mediaID, and thus simply refuses to burn. What I would really like, is a way of reading the firmware to tell me what mediaID’s it has burning strategies for, so I don’t buy another media to find it won’t burn that either.

Zadkiel


#4

If your firmware is not listed in [thread=96140]this thread[/thread], you may check out Ala42’s MCSE.


#5

I don’t think that PLUS media can be burnt at 1x. :wink:


#6

I’ve just check in the 1.02 firmware for the 4570 & all Verb +R DL media is included. It’s a reasonable assumption that the 4571 is the same.


#7

Wow, I got a reply from the mighty Liggy :slight_smile:

Thanks for the pointers. Unfortunately, I’ve currently got the 1-Z1 firmware loaded which came from your site, the app you listed wants a firmware dump file, and that firmware comes built-in to the flash utility, and if I try and dump the firmware, it tells me the drive doesn’t support it, so I’ve no way of getting the firmware file out as a .bin file.

However, in the other thread you linked, looking at the entry for the 1.02 firmware for the 4570a (1.02 was one of the firmwares I tried, and I think they are pretty identical between the 2 drives), I see:

DVD+R9
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 31 00 01 -> [MKM 001 ] 2.4 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 52 30 30 01 01 -> [RICOHJPNR00 ] 2.4
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 30 01 01 -> [RICOHJPND00 ] 2.4
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 31 01 01 -> [RITEK D01 ] 2.4
50 48 49 4c 49 50 53 00 43 44 32 00 01 -> [PHILIPS CD2 ] 2.4
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 31 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D01 ] 2.4
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 32 00 01 -> [MKM 002 ] 2.4 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 44 30 31 02 01 -> [RICOHJPND01 ] 2.4 4.0 6.0 8.0
4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 01 -> [MKM 003 ] 2.4 4.0 6.0 8.0
50 48 49 4c 49 50 53 00 50 44 32 00 01 -> [PHILIPS PD2 ] 2.4
49 4e 46 4f 4d 45 00 00 44 30 31 00 01 -> [INFOME D01 ] 2.4
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 44 30 33 01 01 -> [RITEK D03 ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
52 49 54 45 4b 00 00 00 53 30 34 01 01 -> [RITEK S04 ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 32 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D02 ] 4.0 6.0 8.0
43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 44 30 34 00 01 -> [CMC MAG D04 ] 4.0 6.0 8.0

And it lists that is strategy version 1.03, which is the same as listed on the 1-Z1 firmware.

Oddly, RICOHJPND01 is there, at 8x :frowning: I wonder why the hell it refused to burn the disks I had…

Oh well, I’ve ordered from Ritek S04s instead, I’ll see how I get on with those.

As much as I would love to use Verbatim, I can’t afford them, £20 for 10? Eep.

Zadkiel.


#8

My second choice after Verbatim would be CMC if you can find it. Firmware support will be more hit and miss than Verbatim, but I’ve seen great burns from it in burners that support it properly.


#9

I’ve tried with media having the hi-lighted MID in a Pioneer 111, but it also wouldn’t allow me to burn them faster than 2.4x, even after patching the firmware using Ala’s MCSE tool.
It’s kinda a similar case here. :rolleyes: