Does SH-203D support Mount Rainier?

Well, my new SH-203D, bought yesterday, says it doesn’t while the Sh-203B review says it does. So the questions:
A) Is the SH-230D very different from the SH-230B?
B) Using different chipset?
C) A better or worse writer than SH-230B?

I save the Nero Infotool’s output and here’s the bit:

Nero InfoTool 4.4.3.0

Drive Information

Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203D
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : SB00
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : SH-S203DFirmware
Vendor Specific : 0615
Drive Letter : I:
Location : 0:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 16.0 , 12.0 , 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 X
Write Speed : 12.0 , 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 X
<snip>

Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

[QUOTE=ckboon;1957720]Well, my new SH-203D, bought yesterday, says it doesn’t while the Sh-203B review says it does. [B]So the questions:
A) Is the SH-230D very different from the SH-230B?[/B]
B) Using different chipset?
C) A better or worse writer than SH-230B?

Mount Rainier : No
[/QUOTE]

Did you read the review?
There are no “230B” nor “230D” drives.

Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=ckboon;1957720]Well, my new SH-203D, bought yesterday, says it doesn’t while the Sh-203B review says it does. So the questions:
A) Is the SH-230D very different from the SH-230B?[/quote]It is at least slightly different, the difference might be even only due to some firmware change.

B) Using different chipset?
Maybe a newer or cheaper revision of the same chipset.

C) A better or worse writer than SH-230B?
At the moment there are not many users that posted quality scans of their 203D burns. I personally don’t expect much difference, but I might be totally wrong.

Michael

[QUOTE=chef;1957957]Did you read the review?
There are no “230B” nor “230D” drives.[/QUOTE]
Meant to say 203B & 203D. And yes, I read the review and bought the SH-203 drive. But mine turned out to be SH-203D. And 203D does not support Mount Rainier, while the 203B that was review does.

[QUOTE=mciahel;1958083]Hi and Welcome!It is at least slightly different, the difference might be even only due to some firmware change.
Maybe a newer or cheaper revision of the same chipset.
At the moment there are not many users that posted quality scans of their 203D burns. I personally don’t expect much difference, but I might be totally wrong.

Michael[/QUOTE]

We won’t know until someone is willing to open their new SH-203D and compare the physical drive.

I made a burn using Nero CD speed, and I can try to post it here.

Nero Infotool reports that Mt. Rainier is supported, but that doesnt mean much, IMHO.
Were it tested in the review? I think not.

[QUOTE=ckboon;1958379]
I made a burn using Nero CD speed, and I can try to post it here.[/QUOTE]

<img src=“http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5130/sh230ddiscqualitytest12bw8.jpg”</img>

<img src=“http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7120/sh230ddiscqualitytest22uv8.jpg” </img>

ckboon,

how is that scan related to the question about Mt. Rainier?? :confused: