Canot burn at 8X with LDW 851S

I read in one of the posts that 851S is capable of burning 4X TDK plus and 4X memorex plus media at 8X. But My drive always burns at 4X. I have the latest GSOC firmware. Am I missing some thing or my media doesn’t support 8X burn. please help.

It does, but with “hacked” firmware. For some oddd reason the legit Firmwares don’t support this. Go figure.

Originally posted by eltino
It does, but with “hacked” firmware. For some oddd reason the legit Firmwares don’t support this. Go figure.

Word is that LiteOn was just trying to be safe by disabling 8x burning for 4x media. Trying to protect users from themselves? [shrug]

Search the forum, and you’ll find out how to hack the firmware. :slight_smile:

Go figure that my 851 burns @ better quality when at 8X V.S. 4X on some media. Probably has something to do with the hacked Firmware.

After hours of searching I finally found a firmware called gs0a-ricoh4x-8x and flashed it. Now my drive shows the disks that I throw in TDK and Memorex as 8X capable.

Thanks guys!