So I've found many posts about 1633s and firmware, but mostly it seems people are talking about improving writing quality.
All I find about this drive for reading, is that it's a good reader.
Up until now, I've used this drive only for kprobe. It's writing performance let me down from the beginning, and I have two drives that burn much better.
Now though, I want to use this drive in my 2nd PC for ripping, and still for kprobe too. I downloaded all the the fw, omnipatcher, ltnrpc, and the eeprom utility, flashed it with all the read speeds jacked up, and it works OK, but.....
My problem is this, when doing transfer rate test in CDspeed (on +R SL discs), it never fails that between 12 and 13x, I get alot of speed drops in the drive. Up UNTIL 12x, and AFTER 14x though, it takes off again getting a perfect read curve the rest of the way to 16x. Doesn't matter what disc, it always does it, and it's always exactly between 12 and 13x this happens.
The same discs rip up to 16x no problem in my benq1625 and nec3500 (the nec is even in the same computer, so it's not a PC problem). I've tried CSOM, CSOP, and even BYX4 firmwares with same result. Very strange problem, the drive obviously can rip +R fast and be stable, so why 12-13x do I get this problem??
Anyone else have this issue with this drive? And did you find a solution?