Liggy: Any chance of adding support for this media to the 3520?

Just got some of these cheap (i.e. free), they’re only 2x rated -R but as they are TDKs, I assume they’re of decent quality. Any chance of patching the 3520 firmware with them?


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TDKG02000000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [TDK Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [TDKG02000000]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 50 00 02 98 0c 13 76 78 80 00 .@…P…vx…
0010 : 03 54 44 4b 47 30 32 00 04 30 30 30 30 30 30 00 .TDKG02…000000.
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 …

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Physical Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 12 7f 00 00 00 00 %…&…

Cheers

Hellraiser…>

You can add support for this media yourself usind MediaCodeSpeedEdit. Just download it and read and follow the instructions. It may take some trial & error, but I’m sure you’ll find an exceptable solution. I have been successful in swapping a couple of unsupported media codes myself as well as some good speedups of other cheap media. Try swapping it to another TDK media code first. You may get lucky.

Aye, did it earlier as I found a link to it and thought “hmmm…” - have tried using a Princo strategy and can burn them quite successfully at 8x so I am happy for now :slight_smile: I couldn’t find a non 2x TDK strategy though, maybe I was looking in the wrong place?

Thanks for the reply anyhow :slight_smile:

Hellraiser…>

I just checked and it looks like LD 3520 1.UF has support for this media @ 2X. Double check your firmware revision. Or, if your happy w/ the burn results your getting at 8X, keep what you have…if it’s not broke…