Gigabyte GO-W1608A is a 1633S?

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#1

Firmware B8S2
http://global.giga-byte.com/Peripherals/Support/Firmware/Firmware_GO-W1608A%20(DVD%20Dual).htm

Anybody confirm, find the media list etc. - looks like it’s scrambled, like the rest of the Liteon firmware.


#2

Yes, it’s a Liteon.

OmniPatcher Media Code Report
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OmniPatcher version: 1.3.14
Firmware file name: B8S2.BIN


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General Information
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        Drive type: SOHW-1633S
     Vendor string: GIGABYTE
    Product string: GO-W1608A
 Firmware revision: B8S2
Firmware timestamp: 2004/09/02 20:01

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+R Media Codes (77)
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AML     /001/00  [       4x                   ]
AML     /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
BeAll000/P40/00  [       4x                   ]
BeAll000/P80/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /E01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /F01/00  [       4x                   ]
CMC MAG /F01/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /M01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
CMC MAG /R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
DAXON   /AZ1/00  [       4x                   ]
DAXON   /AZ2/00  [       4x, 6x               ]
DAXON   /AZ3/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
DT-D02  /02 /00  [       4x                   ]
DT-D03  /004/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
EMDP    /000/00  [       4x                   ]
GSC502  /002/00  [       4x                   ]
GSC503  /H01/00  [       4x                   ]
INFODISC/R10/02  [       4x                   ]
INFODISC/R20/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ISSM    /001/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LD      /001/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
LD      /A02/00  [       4x                   ]
LD      /S03/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LONGTEN /002/00  [       4x                   ]
MAXELL  /001/00  [       4x                   ]
MAXELL  /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MAXELL  /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MBIPG101/R03/00  [       4x                   ]
MBIPG101/R04/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MCC     /001/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
MCC     /002/00  [       4x                   ]
MCC     /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MCC     /004/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MEDIA ID/001/00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA/001/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
MPOMEDIA/040/00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA/080/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MUST    /002/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MUST 002/   /02  [       4x                   ]
NANYA   /CHX/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   /CLX/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   /DR /00  [ 2.4x                       ]
NANYA   /RJB/00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC/OP1/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC/OP2/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC/OR4/00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC/OR8/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
Philips /081/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS /C08/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS /C16/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
Plasmon /c01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC /R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
PRODISC /R02/00  [       4x                   ]
PRODISC /R03/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC /R04/04  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RICOHJPN/R00/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
RICOHJPN/R01/02  [       4x                   ]
RICOHJPN/R02/03  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RICOHJPN/R03/04  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   /M02/01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   /R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
RITEK   /R02/01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   /R03/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   /R03/02  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   /R04/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
SKYMEDIA/R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
SONY    /D01/00  [       4x                   ]
SONY    /D11/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
SONY    /D21/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
TDK     /001/00  [       4x                   ]
TDK     /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
TDK     /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ULTRAN  /202/00  [       4x                   ]
VDSPMSAB/001/01  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T01/00  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T01/01  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T02/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]

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+R9 Media Codes (4)
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MKM     /001/00  [ 2.4x     ]
PHILIPS /CD2/00  [ 2.4x     ]
RICOHJPN/D00/01  [ 2.4x     ]
RITEK   /D01/01  [ 2.4x     ]

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+RW Media Codes (25)
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CMC MAG /W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
CMC MAG /W02/00  [       4x ]
DAXON   /D41/00  [       4x ]
DAXON   /D42/00  [       4x ]
INFODISC/A01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
INFODISC/A10/00  [       4x ]
MBIPG101/W03/00  [ 2.4x     ]
MCC     /A01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
MKM     /A02/00  [       4x ]
NANYA   /DRW/00  [       4x ]
NANYASC /DRW/00  [ 2.4x     ]
OPTODISC/OP1/00  [ 2.4x     ]
OPTODISC/OP4/01  [       4x ]
PHILIPS /010/02  [       4x ]
PHILIPS /041/00  [       4x ]
PRODISC /W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
PRODISC /W02/00  [       4x ]
RICOHJPN/W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
RICOHJPN/W11/01  [       4x ]
RITEK   /001/01  [ 2.4x     ]
RITEK   /004/30  [       4x ]
RITEK   /W04/00  [       4x ]
SENTINEL/W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
SENTINEL/W02/00  [       4x ]
SONY    /S11/00  [       4x ]

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-R Media Codes (87)
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4M SYS 202C1/52  [         4x         ]
AML         /52  [         4x         ]
AN30        /52  [         4x         ]
AN31        /52  [         4x         ]
AN32        /52  [         4x         ]
Auvistar    /50  [     2x             ]
BeAll G00001/50  [     2x             ]
BeAll G40001/52  [         4x         ]
CMC MAG.    /50  [     2x             ]
CMC MAG. AE1/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
CMC MAG. AF1/52  [         4x         ]
DATA TRACK  /52  [         4x         ]
DAXON004    /52  [         4x         ]
DAXON008    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
DKM_01      /52  [         4x         ]
Dvsn        /52  [         4x         ]
FORNEX001   /50  [     2x             ]
FORNEX101   /52  [         4x         ]
FUJIFILM03  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
GSC001      /50  [     2x             ]
GSC001      /52  [         4x         ]
GSC002      /52  [         4x         ]
GSC003      /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
INFODISC-R01/52  [         4x         ]
INFODISC-R20/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
LD          /50  [     2x             ]
LEADDATA    /50  [     2x             ]
LEADDATA S03/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
LEADDATA01  /52  [         4x         ]
LGE04       /52  [         4x         ]
LGE08       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
LONGTEN 001 /52  [         4x         ]
LONGTEN 009 /52  [         4x         ]
MAM4XG01    /52  [         4x         ]
MBI         /50  [     2x             ]
MBI 01RG20  /52  [         4x         ]
MBI 03RG30  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
MCC 00RG200 /50  [     2x             ]
MCC 01RG20  /52  [         4x         ]
MCC 02RG20  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
MCI4XG01    /52  [         4x         ]
MCIG01      /50  [     2x             ]
MEI 00V001  /50  [     2x             ]
MUST 001    /52  [         4x         ]
MXL RG01    /50  [     2x             ]
MXL RG02    /52  [         4x         ]
MXL RG03    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
NANYA-JC001 /52  [         4x         ]
ONIDTECH    /52  [         4x         ]
OPTODISCK001/50  [     2x             ]
OPTODISCK001/52  [         4x         ]
OPTODISCR004/52  [         4x         ]
OPTODISCR008/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
Plasmon1A   /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
POSG04      /52  [         4x         ]
POSJ 01     /50  [     2x             ]
PRINCO      /50  [     2x             ]
PRINCO      /52  [         4x         ]
PRINCO8X01  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
PRINCO8X02  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
ProdiscF01  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
PRODISCG02  /50  [     2x             ]
ProdiscS03  /52  [         4x         ]
ProdiscS04  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
PVC001001   /00  [     2x             ]
PVCR001002  /52  [         4x         ]
RITEKG03    /50  [     2x             ]
RITEKG04    /52  [         4x         ]
RITEKG05    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
RITEKM02    /52  [         4x         ]
SKC Co.,Ltd./52  [         4x         ]
SONY        /50  [     2x             ]
SONY04D1    /52  [         4x         ]
SONY08D1    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
TAIYOYUDEN  /50  [     2x             ]
TAROKO-MX4  /52  [         4x         ]
TDKG02000000/50  [     2x             ]
TTG01       /52  [         4x         ]
TTG02       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
TTH01       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
TYG01       /52  [         4x         ]
TYG02       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
UME01       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x ]
VANGUARD    /52  [         4x         ]
VDSPMSAB 01 /52  [         4x         ]
VDSP*SAB 01 /52  [         4x         ]
Yi Jhan 001 /52  [         4x         ]

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-RW Media Codes (28)
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CMCW02      /00  [     2x     ]
CMCW03      /00  [         4x ]
DAXON_RW2X01/00  [     2x     ]
JVC/VictorT7/00  [ 1x         ]
JVC0VictorD7/00  [         4x ]
JVC_VictorW7/00  [     2x     ]
MCC 00RW11N9/00  [ 1x         ]
MCC 01RW11n9/00  [     2x     ]
MCC 01RW4X  /00  [         4x ]
OPTODISCK001/20  [ 1x         ]
OPTODISCK001/21  [     2x     ]
OPTODISCW002/21  [     2x     ]
OPTODISCW004/21  [         4x ]
PRINCO      /20  [ 1x         ]
PRINCO      /21  [     2x     ]
PRINCORW0004/31  [     2x     ]
Prodisc DW04/21  [     2x     ]
Prodisc DW06/00  [         4x ]
ProdiscDVDRW/00  [ 1x         ]
PVCW00D002K9/21  [     2x     ]
PVCW00V00245/00  [     2x     ]
RITEK000V11A/00  [ 1x         ]
RITEKW01    /00  [     2x     ]
RITEKW04    /00  [     2x     ]
SONY000000U9/00  [ 1x         ]
TDK501saku]3/20  [ 1x         ]
TDK502sakuM3/00  [     2x     ]
TDK601saku  /00  [         4x ]

#3

Here I flashed my 1633s to the Gigabyte and this is the KProbe for it:

Here is the same copy done with the stock 1633s firmware:




#4

Looks like Gigabyte B8S2 writes worse or scans worse…

It would seem the only choices at the moment are Liteon BS0H or Memorex BWSE, the two which seem to be getting the most praise around here.


#5

I have Gigabyte GO-W1608A drive. It seems not to support changing book type. It has the newest firmware (B8S3). If I flash a 1633S firmware, does it cause any problems and is it able to change book type?


#6

I flashed a liteon firmware, and it works perfectlty. Now I can also change book type.