HP DVD Writer dvd530i

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#1

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2004/040720b.html

Is this drive the same as the 520i?

If it’s a NEC, it sure looks like a 2510A to me, which are what 520i are supposed to be no?

Unless 520i = OEM and 530i = Retail?


#2

No the DVD530i looks like a Lite-On. The product specs are available here and there is a small picture of it too:

I don’t think HP will release the dvd520i now so if you’re waiting for a HP firmware update with full bitsetting support for the ND-2510A I think you’ll have to wait a very long time…


#3

ah, so all the DVD520i talk was just speculation

at least this clear things up


#4

The HP DVD Writer 520n is a real drive, but I have only heard of it coming directly from the NEC factory in Malaysia.


#5

Hello,
I just got a HP 530i (actually it says 530ri) as my DRU-500 crapped out.

Is there something I can run to see what type of drive this is? If it is a lite-ion, could I use omni patcher on it?


#6

what frimware have you on your drive?


#7

The best information that you can provide is the Show Summary information for the drive from DISCInfo. I am very interested to know more about the 530i


#8

It is running Firmware: VPS8

I hope I didn’t get ripped off and could have gotten a cheaper drive (I paid $130)

Below is the discinfo dump (I X’d out the serial)
DISCINFO VERSION : 1.5.5.9
VENDOR : HP
MODEL : DVD Writer 530r
REVISION : VPS8
VENDOR SPECIFIC : 2004/06/28XXXXX
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : XXXXX
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 1
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : NO
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : NO
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : NO
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 40
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 40


#9

Woohoo!! It’s a Liteon SOHW-832S! Please make a backup of its firmware using LtnFW and email it to me :slight_smile:


#10

f[oobar]!no rebaged nec anymore!!