Disks or drive?

I scanned two different brands of disks and they both have dips at the 1gb mark and 3.5gb mark, is this the drive or discs?

Transfer Rate Tests, just in case anyone wonders what you are talking about. Obviously both play a part in it, but, assuming the drive reads decently, it’s usually related to the media.

You should at least state what media are causing the dips to help people better answer the questions. If it’s something like TY or MCC, the drive has a much better chance of being the culprit than if it’s some POS like Ritek.

The OP has a LiteOn, maybe a dip into the LiteOn forum for some of Codeguys’ nice firmware would be worth a go. :slight_smile:

Maybe this can help to understand better the situation :wink:


Looking at that thread, it’s a drive/firmware/system issue, not a media issue. Testing several different discs and getting speed dips at the exact same spot with each easily confirms that. The only way it could be the media is if the burner is burning poorly at those locations for some strange reason, which then points back at the drive anyway (from a writing standpoint rather than reading standpoint).

Yeah, I forgot he was using the Litey to burn as well as scan. I’d look for a firmware update…failing that, if he doesn’t mind voiding his warranty, Codeguys. :slight_smile:

would firmware definatly fix this?

No, but it’s certainly worth a try, especially if you are using older firmware. Using newer, more up-to-date firmware usually will only help matters with improved burn performance and often other improvements as well, depending on the firmware you end up using. For example, with modified firmware you can often add improved burning, faster read speeds, bitsetting, etc.

I don’t know specifics about your drive, but you can get more info on what firmware to use in the Liteon forum.

ok.Ive never used firmware on this drive and its around 7 months old.

Edit: looking in the Liteon forum, it looks like your best bet should be to crossflash to a 1653. Look in this thread for more info - http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=134781

Currently, it looks like CSOT is the lastest version and is probably the best.

Look here for info on crossflashing - http://codeguys.rpc1.org/oc.html

You can find the FWs here - http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html - use one of the ‘patched’ CSOT firmwares. It’s not difficult at all to flash the firmware, you just need to make sure you are using the proper one. Either of the PATCHED CSOT should work fine.

the poster should mention such things when asking such a related question. :rolleyes:

True. It’d help all those trying to advise :slight_smile: