GSA-4120B Firmware, 8X Write & Rip problems

vbimport

#1

Hi there. After reading hundreds of posts here I can't seem to find a complete answer to my problem. Using FW A104, my 8X media will only burn @ 4X. I flashed to official FW versions A111 & 115 and (without burning), my software now gives the option to burn @ 8X. As I went to rip a disc to test the burner out, I noticed a lot of read errors using DVD Decrypter (& other programs). Also, the Read/Rip speed Dropped to an avg. of 1.1X. DVD Decrypter estimated 55 minutes to rip a disc!

Now I seem to be getting read errors using various programs as well. - Unrecovered Read Error - Invalid Field in CDB.

I'm looking for some input on fixing this and a general idea of the speed at which others are able to read/rip using the same drive. I'm pretty sure I was ripping around 4X before. I'd like to be able to burn DVD-R @ 8X (been using Ritek G05's) and rip at a reasonable speed. Thanks.

Sys Info:
P4 2.8
XP Pro
SATA hard drives
1gig Ram
No TSR's
LG GSA-4120B (back to FW A104)


#2

I’d suggest switching to better media than RitekG05.


#3

And which media would you suggest? It appears to be mainly a firmware issue since flashing to different versions yields different results. The problem is consistent with other brands as well.


#4

So the big issue is the newer firmwares let you burn RitekG05 at 8x, but slows rip speed, while the older firmware lets you rip faster but limits Ritek to 4x?


#5

That’s it in a nutshell. In the past, A104 only allowed me to burn a couple discs @ 8X (Prodiscs I think). It would always limit the write speed of 8X discs to 4X.