I’m having an unusual problem with my 1640s which I couldn’t find a reference to on the forum. I’m hoping someone can help me out. A little background:
3 x DW1640 originally BSKB now BSMB
- one master connected to onboard Canterwood i875 ATA100 controller, two connected to ITE 8212F RAID/ATA PCI card w/ ATAPI BIOS as masters on separate channels.
Windows XP SP2, MS SPI layer
Everything started out working fine, all 3 drives could burn and I didn’t have any issues with the setup aside from my TYG01 media burning only at 4x (prior Pioneer DVR-108 owner with >NIL’s f/w as you can tell)
So in hopes of getting to 8x I tried to use MediaCodeSpeedEdit 18.104.22.168 with BSLB firmware. What I did was remove speed restriction and alter one of the unnecessary media IDs changing it to TYG01 and setting the write strategy to TYG02. Strangely enough the speedpatched upgrade did not have any effect on the drives. They would still only show 4x as the maximum allowable speed on TYG01 media in Nero 22.214.171.124 and DVDDecrypter 126.96.36.199.
Thinking that maybe during the actual recording session the speed would increase I tried burning a full SL DVD-Video image with DVDDecrypter. The drive would just sit at lead-in and not do anything for 10-15 minutes. I could hear the disc spin up in the very beginning and the light would start blinking but there was absolutely nothing else going on. Moreover, if I tried to run any application like Explorer, Firefox or Total Commander it would not start up and the process would show up as “not responding” in task manager after a few minutes. Naturally, the burning drive would be locked up and the only way to get the system to function again would be hard reset.
I tried burning on all 3 drives with the exact same result. Whether it’s burning something or erasing a DVD+RW disc, the application would just sit there with the drive doing nothing other than blinking the light and the time counter going in the burning software. Both Nero and Decrypter do the same thing.
Flashed the drives back to stock BSLB, cleared media tables in QSuite 2.1 and only one of the drives can burn now but not I’m not so confident in the quality of that burn. I recorded a 2 CD XVID and my Philips DVP642 reported a disc error on the second file which never happened to me before.
Flashed up to stock BSMB last night but still no dice. Only 1 drive out of 3 burns. BTW, all drives read discs just fine in Nero CDSpeed. Any ideas or am I pretty much out of luck with this one?
Sorry for the long post.
- 3 x DW1640 drives
- Flashed to speedpatched (MCSE) BSLB
- Drives refuse to burn, stuck at lead in, can’t launch anything in Windows
- Drives read fine
- Flashed back to stock BSLB, only one drive is capable of burning
- Flashed to stock BSMB still only one drive burns[/b]
Thank you again, I hope someone can shed some light on this.