[QUOTE=mciahel;2538722]Hi,Normally, the -NOCHECK parameter is not needed unless you want to flash retail firmware onto a OEM drive.
Did you flash your other drive on the same computer or was that a different one?
With good media there is no need to burn at 1x. Perhaps the problems you have are due to bad drives in the other computers.
Apart from that, there is no such patch. You may have a look at this thread about that topic: http://club.myce.com/f33/slow-write-speeds-modern-drives-modern-media-no-good-247643/
This could be the problem. Modern Intel chipsets don’t support the Pata interface, so motherboard manufacturers solder 3rd party controllers onto their products.
If your other computer is the same machine you flashed your other drive successfully, then I suspect there might be something wrong with the drive’s hardware. You also swapped the IDE cable? It should be an 80wire, 18" flat ribbon cable.
As I indicated I tried flashing the uncooperative drive in BOTH of my computers, it failed in BOTH, even in the same computer that my other drive successfully flashed in. As for your comment about ‘Modern Intel chipsets’, I should point out that both of these are older Intel chipsets, the newest one being ICH5 based (the one that did successfully flash the one drive). And yes you are correct that the problems that I need to be able to burn media at 1X for are very likely due to the drives in the specific computers I need to use the disks in, however that does not change the FACT that I am usually able to get these systems to recognize media burned at 1X but not to successfully recognize media burned at say 8X, (poor compatibility in firmware probably), I don’t always work on ‘cutting edge’ systems so I have a need to be able to burn CD’s & DVD’s at 1X for drive compatibility on occasion (hell even with good quality Verbatim DVD’s & CD’s I have problems getting these very SH-222A drives to successfully do an OS install unless I burn the disks at 1X which my old Lite-on drive used to do just fine).
So to reiterate, yes I tried flashing this drive by placing it into the system that I successfully flashed the other drive in, but it still failed.
As for my need to burn at 1X, I’ve clearly stated above the reasons for it, rather than criticize my need to do so I’d appreciate some help in getting it working.
Also I should point out that both drives have previously been flashed by me to replace the SA01 firmware (shipped with bulk OEM drives) with the SB01 firmware (retail version), and as indicated one of the drives was successfully flashed to the SB02 firmware but the other won’t cooperate, it’s like the firmware somehow got ‘locked’ or something.