EXT I/O magic-Cross flahed to BW1655 won't recognize -R

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#1

Well I thought it was a succesful cross flash, I had the same problem years ago with my 1620 pro, Is there a fix, or am I screwed again. I’m at BCIB I guess there is no where else to go???


#2

Well, not all crossflashes comes with satisfaction. :slight_smile:

What was your firmware revision before crossflash? Is this an external drive or a DW1655 drive you put in external enclosure? What media do you use?

There was a DW1620 revision having problem burning -R media, some drives even were reported dead at arrival.
Sorry if you had that sad experience because my DW1620 is still up and kicking, never had severe problems with -R media, not even now after more then 450 burns.


#3

BCHB before, thats why I moved to BCIB, because it wouldn’t recognize. MCC 03RG20. It burned a couple of these then wouldn’t recognize them, VERY STRANGE… I’ll try some different -R media. This drive was a I/O magic External USB from Staples. Is there a way to reverse the flash to an earlier version of the same firmware?


#4

I asked; “What was your firmware revision [B]before crossflash[/B]?” just out of personel interest. Never mind.

With BCB firmwares you can flash forth and back as much you like.
BCIB
s WOPC parameters are very sensetive about disc quality and quite many here have problems, both on dash and plus media. I wouldn’t use that firmware.


#5

Sorry about that, I don’t remember which firmware came with it. I have it written down somewhere, I’ll post if I find it. I have to flash another drive identical to this one, I’ll see what firmware came with that. Do you have a favorite firmware for this drive, I burn primarily Tayo Yuden (Fuji)4X-8X, and MMC (Verbatim) 8X, I prefer +R media, but I mix it up alot.


#6

GCHB was the firmware from I/O Magic. I tried some other -R media laying around, and it was detected and read. Again, which firmware is the most stable?


#7

Firmware is never stable or static. All modern drives have some kind of “learning” function, and learning is not always good, or say positive.

Not having a real DW1655 drive (although my Philips 1660P1 and Lite-On branded DW1650 run nice @DW1655 firmware), BCHB seems to be a well balanced and not that media sensetive firmware.

And please, don’t ask once again about what firmware is “best” because noone is able to give you a answer that suits your system, media or demands. You’ll have to find it out by yourself. :wink: