So i just ordered a ASUS 24B1ST last week from Newegg and received a ASUS 24B1ST i manufactured July 2013. Who is the OEM of this drive? From the looks of the housing I'm guessing it's an Optiarc descendant. It's got a 1.00 firmware.
Short of opening it up and voiding the warranty, is there any way to confirm?
Download and run Liggy's Binflash to see whether the Drive is found or not.
The drive is not found. I tried that already.
Could you show screenshots of the eeprom utility and flash utility with the drive selected? Thanks.
Here you go:
Does the Drive support Disc Quality Test and report jitter ? What is the buffer size of the Drive? Thanks.
768k according to ODC. I'll check on the scanning once the burn I'm working on is done.
Seems to though it doesn't show jitter quite like my iHBS112 2 does.
Thanks ! Please upload the eeprom back up if eeprom utility can do so.
Thanks! Till now I can only confirm the Drive is not a clone of Liteon iHASX24 C/D/W, Pioneer DVR-221L, LG GH24NS95/B0, Samsung SH224BB/DB, Optiarc AD-7280. I guess it is a clone of new Liteon Drive which has a MT1882N chipset on board.
Who needs a warranty anyhow!
You have quite the crystal ball there. What Lite-On Drive has the MT1882N chipset?
Just guess Liteon will release soon.
Asus has been known to use LG as an OEM supplier, how do you know it's not a GH24NS95/96, since that has a MT1882N chipset with a 768-KB buffer size?
Well, I have a GH24NS95. The metal housing of the GH24NS95 is very different from the 24B1ST i. The metal housing of the 24B1ST i closely resembles the last few Optiarc drives I have (726xS / 5280S). The top looks identical. The bottom is a little different with on 2 screws instead of 4 and slightly different inset areas.
report jitter and information from flash utility
I see. The DRW-24D3ST has been known as a GH24NS95/96 clone, so it would be rather redundant to have another LG clone. It seems like Asus likes to regurgitate the 24B1ST naming model over-and-over again for the USA market, with the addition of an extra letter afterwards to note the difference.
So what forum am I supposed to start the results / discussion thread in, or is this thread it pending a mod renaming it?
FWIW, with my burning so far the drive seems to be a pretty crappy burner.
Since it's identified as an Asus, keep it here with a new thread.