How Can I Fix Slow Read Problem On BDR-206DBK?

vbimport

#1

I have a Pioneer BDR-206DBK that has been sitting on a shelf for about 7 months. I thought it had failed because even though it could write at its specified speeds, it was reading really slow, about 2X.

I bought a replacement BDR-208DBK which worked fine till a few days ago when it exhibited the same problem. I updated the firmware on the 208 and the problem went away. Great!

Now I am wondering if I can update the firmware on the 206 to fix the same problem. The firmware in the 206 is 1.56 (really 1.05 that is misreported, a known bug). The latest firmware for the 206 is 1.06
Because of the misnumbering, 1.06 will not let me update 1.56 to 1.06

Will DVRFLASH or any other utility allow me to get around this roadblock? Has anyone found another fix for the slow read problem with the BDR-206DBK?

TIA


Problem with Pioneer BD206dbk
#2

Put the drive on another controller (port).
Check Devicemanager for options…
Remove upper & lower filters.


#3

[QUOTE=chef;2729425]Put the drive on another controller (port).
Check Devicemanager for options…
Remove upper & lower filters.[/QUOTE]

Forgive me, I am not sure I understand. Do you mean I should use dvrflash and do the things you list above?


#4

[QUOTE=Disc_Dizzy;2728848]
Now I am wondering if I can update the firmware on the 206 to fix the same problem. The firmware in the 206 is 1.56 (really 1.05 that is misreported, a known bug). The latest firmware for the 206 is 1.06
Because of the misnumbering, 1.06 will not let me update 1.56 to 1.06

Will DVRFLASH or any other utility allow me to get around this roadblock? Has anyone found another fix for the slow read problem with the BDR-206DBK?
[/QUOTE]

It is not a misreporting, your drive is an OEM one which comes with a 1.56 firmware on board. The standard Pioneer firmware updates won’t work with it.

The good news is that you should be able to crossflash your drive to a fully fledged BDR-206 model since a kernel firmware is available for the BDR-206 drives and the two drive models are identical in hardware.

All you need for crossflashing is here: http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/82276993/file.html

The package includes a copy of the DVRFlash v2.7.8b which supports BDR-206 drives and the necessary BDR-206 1.06 kernel firmware.

Put all the files in the same place and run DVRFlash from a command line using this command line format:

DVRFlash -ff X: S1030000.106 S1030001.106

where X: is your drive’s letter (replace accordingly).

Usual disclaimer … crossflash at your own risk of course …


#5

[QUOTE=Disc_Dizzy;2729481]Forgive me, I am not sure I understand. Do you mean I should use dvrflash and do the things you list above?[/QUOTE]

No, these are alternative ways to try to sort out your read speed issue (they have nothing to do with DVRFlash) without having to contemplate crossflashing or updating the firmware.

This sort of read speed issue sounds like a system issue, not a drive or firmware issue and the 3 possible solutions suggested are a way of attempting to fix this system/Windows issue.

The first two suggestions should be easy enough to do, you just connect the drive to a different port on your MOBO (make sure it is one which supports ODD, preferably Intel, etc, not a RAID one) and you check device manager for any driver errors for this drive. The third one is more tricky, but if you do a search for ‘Remove upper & lower filters’ either here or in Google you’ll find detailed instructions how to do this easy enough.

Another possibility would be to play a bit with your BIOS settings (i.e. change your SATA port settings if possible/available, trying different settings like IDE or AHCI if possible/available to set individually or if they don’t affect the boot drive), update your mobo’s BIOS if one is available (quite often these contain firmware updates for the integrated SATA controllers used by your mobo, which could address compatibility issues or bugs), and/or update the chipset/SATA/storage drivers of your mobo to the latest available…


#6

Thank you CVS. Now I understand. Much appreciated!


#7

[QUOTE=cvs;2729494]

All you need for crossflashing is here: http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/82276993/file.html
[/QUOTE]

Oh boy!! I have the same OEM drive with 1.56 firmware and wanted to try that crossflash but the zippyshare file doesn’t exist anymore. :frowning: :doh:

Can you kindly upload it again? :bow::bow::bow:
I googled all the way down to find nothing on that OEM to retail 206D crossflash, that’s why I’m asking your help. Thanks in advance, mate.

:clap: :clap: :clap:


#8

[QUOTE=sacorroto;2736559]Oh boy!! I have the same OEM drive with 1.56 firmware and wanted to try that crossflash but the zippyshare file doesn’t exist anymore. :frowning: :doh:

Can you kindly upload it again? :bow::bow::bow:
[/QUOTE]

Sure no problem, here it is: http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/4181562/file.html


#9

[QUOTE=cvs;2729494]It is not a misreporting, your drive is an OEM one which comes with a 1.56 firmware on board. The standard Pioneer firmware updates won’t work with it.

The good news is that you should be able to crossflash your drive to a fully fledged BDR-206 model since a kernel firmware is available for the BDR-206 drives and the two drive models are identical in hardware.

All you need for crossflashing is here: http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/82276993/file.html

The package includes a copy of the DVRFlash v2.7.8b which supports BDR-206 drives and the necessary BDR-206 1.06 kernel firmware.

Put all the files in the same place and run DVRFlash from a command line using this command line format:

DVRFlash -ff X: S1030000.106 S1030001.106

where X: is your drive’s letter (replace accordingly).

Usual disclaimer … crossflash at your own risk of course …[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=cvs;2736604]Sure no problem, here it is: http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/4181562/file.html[/QUOTE]
One last upload please???:smiley:


#10

[QUOTE=Psycho13;2744083]One last upload please???:D[/QUOTE]

Sure, here it is: http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/59595597/file.html


#11

[QUOTE=cvs;2744084]Sure, here it is: http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/59595597/file.html[/QUOTE]

Thank you for reposting the file.


#12

[QUOTE=cvs;2744084]Sure, here it is: http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/59595597/file.html[/QUOTE]

:bow:


#13

[QUOTE=cvs;2729494]It is not a misreporting, your drive is an OEM one which comes with a 1.56 firmware on board. The standard Pioneer firmware updates won’t work with it.

The good news is that you should be able to crossflash your drive to a fully fledged BDR-206 model since a kernel firmware is available for the BDR-206 drives and the two drive models are identical in hardware.

All you need for crossflashing is here: http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/82276993/file.html

The package includes a copy of the DVRFlash v2.7.8b which supports BDR-206 drives and the necessary BDR-206 1.06 kernel firmware.

Put all the files in the same place and run DVRFlash from a command line using this command line format:

DVRFlash -ff X: S1030000.106 S1030001.106

where X: is your drive’s letter (replace accordingly).

Usual disclaimer … crossflash at your own risk of course …[/QUOTE]

Any chance for a reupload on the files please they have expired


#14

[QUOTE=idmanager;2753302]Any chance for a reupload on the files please they have expired[/QUOTE]

Sure, here they are: http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/dk9hp4q8/file.html


#15

[QUOTE=cvs;2753305]Sure, here they are: http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/dk9hp4q8/file.html[/QUOTE]

Just getting error. File does not exist on this server.


#16

[QUOTE=idmanager;2753308]Just getting error. File does not exist on this server.[/QUOTE]

That was probably a temporary server error. Try again. I just checked and the link works perfectly fine…


#17

If you click that link it opens with <br /file added to the actual link - either delete the stuff after file.html in the adress bar, or copy’n’paste the link above manually (not by right-click menu!). :wink:


#18

[QUOTE=Oinker;2753323]If you click that link it opens with <br /file added to the actual link - either delete the stuff after file.html in the adress bar, or copy’n’paste the link above manually (not by right-click menu!). ;)[/QUOTE]

Thanks for spotting the issue … :flower:

Fixed link for convenience: www63.zippyshare.com/v/dk9hp4q8/file.html

(Fixed earlier link. -Albert)


#19

@cvs Can you please reupload on the files they have expired, many thanks in advance :wink:


#20

Sure, here they are: BDR-206D to BDR-206 Crossflash.zip (2.5 MB)