Hacked FW for Aopen DUW 1608?

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#1

http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/software/brennprogramme/aopen_duw1608_firmware-hack/

It makes the 1608 to write DVD-R @16x and DL @4x. But I never heard of the author “Lassie” (is it the dog?) and don´t have an 1608 to test.

Here´s the news in german:


#2

Very interesting! Anyone with an Aopen that can test this?


#3

It looks like the firmware program will cross-flash the AOpen DUW1608 to the AOpen DUW1616

But somebody needs to try it out though.

:cop: Be aware that this will void the guarantee. :cop:


#4

Interesting, if this is the case then it seems that I was incorrect regarding the chipset for the DUW1616/ARR

It must be the model afterwards…


#5

I will try it tonight with my MICROADVANTAGE 1608/same as AOPEN.

Any last words before I do this, like stop, it’s the wrong FW.
I really need a 16x hack for ty02 +R.


#6

Does AOpen provide a way to backup your current firmware, so you can flash back in case of problems?


#7

Yep! Bin flash works fine. I have crossed flashed between aopen and micro software and so has TCAS. I guess I will dump and then flash and see what happens with my memorex 4x-r media. I really need something for max002 and ty002 +8XR to burn at 16x. :cool:


#8

Just flashed now, no problems.

Will do some write tests ASAP.

Put in a TYG03 as a first disc and clicked create data disc in Nero Cd-Speed. Writing at 4x only :frowning:

More to follow.


#9

Not fake.

Writing MCC03RG20 16x DVD-R @ 16x now.

Seems like TYG03 is not supported :frowning: only 4x write descriptor in DVD Identifier.


#10

WOW! Hey freak, what does your ty02 and max002 +8XR show as?


#11

Not tried those media yet - but I don’t expect many (if any) media overspeeds with this drive


#12

Not the fastest drive around, problem is that it uses over 30 seconds to calibrate before starting to write.

Time for some K-probe action…



#13

Well - I’ll let the numbers speak for themself.



#14

YUDEN000T02 = 12x writing speed. Couldn’t find my Maxell spindle…


#15

Same as the 080 FW! I think I will stay put since I do not have -R media.

Thanks!


#16

I had nothing to do so I flashed my aopen 1608 to this firmware now I have a 1616,but does anyone know the difference is,the site I got the flash from was the german site so I have no clue what it says.I went to aopen and looked for the aopen 1616arr,but it says know such model.


#17

I’m doing reaearch to buy my first DVD burner and I’ve been taking a look at AOpen burners. I’m still undecided but anyway here’s a link for the AOpen DUW1616/ARR in question.

http://usa.aopen.com/products/dvd+rw/DUW1616ARR.htm


#18

:smiley: Thanks Clark Kent,I hope you find your self a good burner,i just bought a lite on 1673s so far it seems pretty good.I did not like the aopen 1608 to much,I found it didnt like a lot of media,still not sure which ones it does like,as for the hack I am still not sure there is much difference between the 1608 and the 1616.


#19

My own experience with using DVD Identifier shows that it never show the max over sppeed the the drive capable of burning with Mod F/W. Using Nero Speed/Dic Info is better way to find out.


#20

TYG03 at 4x only? :Z