Have a Sony DVD-RW x1, can it be modify to x2

I have some X1 speed Sony DVD-RW Media can it be modify somehow to write x2 speed
using a LiteOn 811


SONY DVD-RW x1
                            Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                   SONY000000U9
Format Capacity                                             Not Formatted
Free Blocks                                                     412352512
Free Capacity                                              4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type                                                          DVD-RW
Media Type                                                         DVD-RW
Media Id Code Speed                                         2.0x 2770KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  1.0x   1385KBps
Write Strategy Speed                                        1.0x 1385KBps
Data area starting sector                                          30000h
Linear Density                                                0.267um/bit
Track Density                                                0.74um/track
Number of Layers                                                        1


the following are extract from the latest firmware, which
doesn't have id SONY000000U9

-RW Media Codes (15 entries)
------------------------------
"RITEK000V11A", 0x00, 0b00001
"RITEKW01",     0x00, 0b00010
"CMCW02",       0x00, 0b00010
"PRINCO",       0x20, 0b00001
"PRINCO",       0x21, 0b00010
"ProdiscDVDRW", 0x00, 0b00001
"OPTODISCK001", 0x20, 0b00001
"MCC 00RW11N9", 0x00, 0b00001
"PVCW00V00245", 0x00, 0b00010
"TDK502sakuM3", 0x00, 0b00010
"JVC_VictorW7", 0x00, 0b00010
"OPTODISCK001", 0x21, 0b00010
"RITEKW04",     0x00, 0b00100
"MCC 01RW11n9", 0x00, 0b00010
"OPTODISCW002", 0x21, 0b00010

Yes, you can do that with the <a href=“http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=97590” target=“new”>Omnipatcher</a>. Load your firmware, apply the needed patches, change the media speed (by using “buttons” on the right) save your firmware and flash it with <a href=“http://zdenek.szm.sk/download/litefirm.exe” target=“new”>Litefirm</a>.

btw, I’ve read it’s not so good to burn at non certificates speeds rewritables media.

No, OmniPatcher will not work here. This media code is not present in the 11S media tables, and thus, there is nothing that can be done about it. The media will burn with a generic strategy at a generic speed. So no, it can’t be done.

flash it with Litefirm

LiteFirm is an old firmware extraction program (doesn’t work with any of the DVD firmwares). It is not a flasher.

btw, I’ve read it’s not so good to burn at non certificates speeds rewritables media.

This is true for +RW. -RW survives overspeed better.

it think this media is using generic write
as you can see the Media Codes doesn’t include SONY000000U9
so how do i modify the generic media codes from x1 to x2
and i think this media support x2 speed
from Media Information it state

Media Id Code Speed 2.0x 2770KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps

thanks for reply, is it possible to modify the generic strategy to x2
i don’t see a option for modify generic speed with omnipatcher.

There is no way to change the generic speed with OP. And despite what the media report says, I think that this Sony -RW might be 1x-rated. In the firmwares that properly support this media code, it is rated at 1x.

Sorry for bad information I gave. Everything was wrong in my answer :frowning:

btw I meant <a href=“http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83294”>this</a> not Litefirm. I was wrong.

It’s been a bad day.

It’s okay. :slight_smile: Goodness knows I’ve been wrong a lot of times, too. :o

Can TDK502sakuM3 which is 2X work at 4x? I am still working on 1-2x CD-RW’s here :slight_smile: Even though some writers can do them @ 32x and stuff.

You could try and see. :wink: RW overspeeding usually doesn’t produce great results, but you’ll never know for sure until you try. Just be careful to not try RW overspeeding on +RW, as +RW discs can be permanently ruined whereas -RW is more resilient… or at least, that’s what I’ve heard. I haven’t personally tried any sort of RW overspeeding.