Burning CD's in a Sony/Opti AD7240S

vbimport

#1

With a twist. I have 7 of these drives in a VinPower Digital Shark Copier.

I have a USB port on one of the drives too.

Firmware is 1.01

Compatability issues with older readers and DVD drives using Ritek media.

Is there any firmware help for Ritek & TY media with this drive?

Should I consider voiding my warranty, pulling all 7 drives and e-baying them and buying a different SATA drive for writing these CD’s?

Thanks for reading! :sad:

JD


#2

Not really a newbie question Joe. Moving you to the Optiarc forum.


#3

I completely understand and should have known better Kerry56. Thanks for being here to keep us all in the right lines! :clap:

JD


#4

Yo Johnny-

The Optiarc 7240S’s are known as really good CD reader/writers-

I would question the NEC 3540’s ability to do a reliable quality scan on CD media-

Would advise testing with a BenQ 1620 or 1640 (known good CD testing drives) before y’all cast these onto eBay-eh!!


#5

Also, could you please go a bit more in-depth with your descriptions of your compatibility issues with older drives, and exactly what is wrong with the burns on TY media? Specific details help get the best answers. :iagree:


#6

Well, I haven’t had any comebacks on TY and I’m hoping these disks are fine. I do the majority of my burning on the Ritek stuff though, and that’s where I’m having problms as outlined above. I had someone, for example, have the disk fail to recognize or fail to be able to rip all tracks in 4 out of 5 machines. The 3540 is a half way decent scanned for my purposes. If it’s saying a CD has C2 errors, it most likely is. I’ll be contacting Vinpower to also ask them what sort of solutions they have to offer. I’ll keep y’all posted.

Johnny


#7

What previous drive were you using to burn the Ritek media, by the way, that produced good results?


#8

I had a Teac 7 target CD only duplicator that I foolishly sold cheap to “upgrade” Ugh.


#9

Found the issue in the VinPower Digital’s menus. Thyough burn speeds were changed in the place where it’s most obvious to look, there’s another setting in another sub-menu to lock the burn speed for CD Audio. It was locked at 16X. I think things are looking alot better now. I have some searching to do to see if maybe I shouldn’t flash the firmware to 1.03 or other. Thanks for looking guys and gals! :slight_smile:

Johnny