CDFreaks Presents the Asus DRW-1612BL Burner review
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Nice; I will be reading it closely this evening. Great Job.
Funny serial no.
So is this really a "three sheep" burner. How many three sheep burners are there, anyway?
Well, I see in some posts that this drive has 1.04 firmware, but mine has 1.06. After checked Asus site I can't find any firmware upgrade. Is this the same situation as LG drives, where are the firmwares ?
It passed all the test for a three sheep burner, sorry I don't have any more information than that.
Just got the Asus DRW-1612BL burner. Delivered with the 1.06 firmware.Upgrade it to 1.10.....tested it with the sheeptest...only passed the 2.51 and2.90 test. NOT passed the SHEEP3 test :doh: Whats happening ?, is it because my upgrade to 1.10 or could it be different version of the hardware? How to downgrade it to an older firmware version for testing?
Later this week I will have another system up and running and I can put that drive back in. I will upgrade the firmware and give the sheep test a try again and let you know.
Thanks !, :flower: I should have tried it BEFORE the upgrade, shame on me :o hopefully we soon will no who made the hardware, and hopefully we then will get the option do whatever we want, at least upgrade/downgrade
Hmmm....agree, the same as mine according to Nero InfoTool?
Drive : ASUS DRW-1612BL Type : DVD-RAM RecorderFirmware Version : 1.10Buffer Size : 2 MBDate : ?Serial Number : 0001
Yes, looks like a joke from Asus.
In the search of "Who is making the DRW-1612BL"Found this:http://zive.cz/files/obrazky/2007/01leden/testmechanik/prehled_mechaniky.html,
DVD Burners with the same chipset as ASUS DRW-1612BL(MediaTek MT1898LE)
LiteOn LH-18A1H, Samsung SH-S182M
So you should add a model from TSST too.
The 182M has no Lightscribe, the 18xL has.
This DVD-burners also use the same chipset as the ASUS DRW_1612BLAccording to information from : http://www.hardware.info/en-UK/productdb/bGRk/ZGVnmGZsyQ/ZGJnmWZoyZ1l/viewbyspec/Just compare all the burners in this link.
Hello all! can you tell me..... is there any utilities to make the drive region free that is free? i have region killer on my pc but i need to make the drive region free :iagree:
would love anyones help please only put the drive in today! :bigsmile: thank you
I don't believe anyone has created region free firmware yet
Looks like we came to the same spot, looking for the same thing! :bigsmile:
this drive some noisy, but still looking for rpc-1 firmware
Hi !Any news?
Anyone know how to make Asus DVD 1612 BL do the bitseeting into DVD ROM as I see someone said that it cannot support bitsetting ? If with new firmware,can it be corrected ?
Also does it suppor alot of media like cheap and unbranded media so not only Taiyo Yuden and Verbatim or Ritek ?