Imation Imwdvrw16dle

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#1

I have got a friends IMATION IMWDVRW16DLE drive at the moment and from what I’ve found it is basically 1673S in an external USB 2.0 case.

Is it possible to crossflash with a 1673S or 1693D firmware? :confused:

Can’t seem to find official firmwares for this drive. Anyone know where to get them?

Here is the info from Nero;

Drive Information

Drive : Imation IMWDVRW16E
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : BSIA
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2004-11-10
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2004/11/10 14:25
Drive Letter : G:
Location : 5:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 16.0 , 12.0 , 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : 16.0 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 4
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4


#2

** Edit: WARNING, This information applies to the “IMATION IMWDVRW16DLE” and NOT to the “Imation IMWDVRW16E”… see my next post for more details **

Yes, you should be able to load JS0B or KS09 (though you’ll need to use a patched firmware if you want to use KS09).

More details here, and if you want to use KS09, here.


#3

Thanks for the fast reply.

I downloaded the firmware from codeguys.rpc1.org (1673S.JS0B.stock.exe) and enabled crossflash with OmniPatcher but I get the error 'No matched drive detected! This utility is only for LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S drive."

Any ideas?? :confused:

TIA
vergs


#4

Oops!!

Sorry, my mistake, I didn’t read your post correctly and missed an important detail. DO NOT FLASH with a 1673S or a 1693S firmware! Doing so will kill your drive (especially since it’s external, as revival would be a bit more complicated). Our more recent flashers try to prevent stuff like this from accidentally happening, and the error message that you got was the result of this safeguard kicking in.

Your drive is based on a 1633S, not a 1673S. It is a “Imation IMWDVRW16E” and not a “IMATION IMWDVRW16DLE” (note the subtle difference in the name)

Before you do anything, could you make a backup of your firmware using LtnFW and send me a copy of this backup? Thanks.

You can flash this with either BS0S, BYX4, or CS0P. In the case of CS0P, you’ll need the crossflashing patch. In the case of BS0S or BYX4, you do not.


#5

Are you sure it is a 1633S? It is a Dual Layer 16x drive.

How should I send you the firmware backup?

vergs.


#6

The firmware says IMWDVRW16E and the sticker on the case of the drive says IMWDVRW16LE.

Sorry for the confusion so it is not a IMWDVRW16DLE!

I wish Imation would have more distinct drive names!!


#7

Unless it says 16x16 or otherwise explicitly states that 16x is for +R and -R, a “16x” burner can be anything… 16x8, 16x12, or 16x16. I’m pretty sure that this is based on the 1633S because we know that there is an Imation drive based on the 1633S–we just hadn’t encountered it until just now. :wink: And the firmware name is usually a giveaway. If you send us a copy of the firmware, I can be 100% sure.

E-mail will be fine. :slight_smile: My forum signature has a link to our e-mail address.


#8

Thanks for all your help.

I have emailed you the firmware :wink:

I noticed OmniPatcher does not have the Drive ID string of this drive for either 1633 or 1653 firmwares. Can this be added? :slight_smile:


#9

I noticed OmniPatcher does not have the Drive ID string of this drive for either 1633 or 1653 firmwares. Can this be added? :slight_smile:

Of course. :slight_smile: There’s a new version of OmniPatcher under development, and when it gets released in a few days, it’ll have this drive name added.

Thanks for the firmware, BTW.


#10

Hi,

i am having 2 problems too.

Currently using a notebook, with the burner stated above.

<img src=“http://home.ripway.com/2004-10/191285/A.jpg”></img>

My max write speed is on 2.0 only. Not sure why

And i am not able to burn my first dvd.

Hope to receive some assistance too

THANKS!

IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 9/10/1999 7:06:00 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.15
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 15e

Recorder: <Imation IMWDVRW16E> Version: BSIA - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <Generic DVD-ROM >Version: 1.0 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.15
Adapter driver: <d347prt> HA 2

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS548040M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : Generic DVD-ROM 1.0 d347prt Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
Generic DVD-ROM F: CDRom0
Imation IMWDVRW16E E: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 57671680 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 382MB (392112kB)
Free physical memory: 68MB (70576kB)
Memory in use : 82 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

17.7.2005
ISO compilation
6:21:34 AM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6314
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

6:21:35 AM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

6:21:35 AM #3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer Imation IMWDVRW16E running

6:21:35 AM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

6:21:35 AM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

6:21:35 AM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 267
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2169055 (482:00.55, 4236MB)

6:21:35 AM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

6:21:35 AM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2457
Recorder: Imation IMWDVRW16E, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

6:21:35 AM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 445
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

6:21:35 AM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2169056 (2169056) = #2169056/482:0.56
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2169056 blocks [Imation IMWDVRW16E]
--------------------------------------------------------------

6:21:35 AM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [Imation IMWDVRW16E] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4442226688, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2169056 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

6:21:36 AM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files started

6:21:37 AM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4116
Cache writing successful.

6:21:37 AM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Caching of files completed

6:21:37 AM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process started at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

6:21:37 AM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2643
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

6:21:37 AM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2340
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

6:21:37 AM #18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21627
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON , Adapt writespeed to disc : ON

6:21:37 AM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2494
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

6:21:37 AM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8821
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

6:21:59 AM #21 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1288
06:21:59.589 - Imation IMWDVRW16E\H3 T0 : Queue again later

6:23:39 AM #22 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x036D0000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0xE0 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

6:23:39 AM #23 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
Write error

6:23:39 AM #24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

6:23:39 AM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

6:23:39 AM #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2732
EndDAO: Last written address was 57375

6:23:39 AM #27 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process failed at 2x (2,770 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 9/10/1999 7:06:00 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 3/12/2005 6:28:14 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\d347prt.sys’: Ver=3.47.0.0 built by: WinDDK, size=5248 bytes, created 8/22/2004 4:31:48 PM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)


#11

was there a disc in the drive?


#12

yupyup

there was a disc. Realise it might have been the disc which pegged the write speed.

but i am also trying to upgrade my firmware, as there seems to be some dics which i am unable to burn. So do i just use the 1633s?


#13

flash with CS0P or BYX4. they’re both very good for this drive. i’m using BYX4 atm.


#14

Hey, thannks for the fast reply. Anyway you can email me the latest Omnipatcher?

can’t seem to access the http://codeguys.rpc1.org/patchers.html


#15

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#16

THANKS!!!

Grateful!!!


#17

Haha, you sound like the borg.
(yes, I know that you codeguys share)


#18

Greetings everyone!

I just bought an IMWDVRW16DLE (yes I’m sure its DLE not LE) and I believe it is a rebadge of the 1673S with an external casing.

My question is, if I use OmniPatcher and flash the drive with KS0A, will it be able to read and write DVD-R DL?


#19

yes, flashing to KS0A will enable dvd-rdl writing. but +r9 is better, why would anyone use -r9?


#20

Thanks for the quick reply!

Why use -r9? I’m not sure, lol!
Maybe because this is my first DVD writer purchase, and I just want to maximise what I can do with it.