1.Z3 AD-72xx series firmwares.
Please make sure you pick the exact firmware for your drive.
Added firmware versions for the AD-7201A/S
Made some small changes to DVD+R and DVD-R writing strategies, which could improve writing quality.
Removed the speedup for MCC004 (now uses stock speed and strategies)
Removed the speedup for SONY D21 (now uses stock speed and strategies)
Removed the speedup for Maxell 003 (now uses stock speed and strategies)
Removed the speedup for RICOH JPNR03 and fixed the poor writing quality in 1.06
Added CMC MAG M01 at 18x writing speed.
Removed the speedup for MXLRG40 (now uses stock speed and strategies)
Removed the speedup for MBI03RG40 (now uses stock speed and strategies)
RitecF1 and TYG03 are still supported at the faster speeds.
Why have i removed most of the speedups?
NEC firmware engineers have mostly got it dead right (IMO) on which media they can safely overspeed and, most 16x media is simply not able to burn with good quality at 20x.
- MCC004 from 18x to 20x
- Sony D21 from 18x to 20x
- Maxell 003 from 18x to 20x
- RICOH JPNR03 from 16x to 18x
- TYG03 from 18x to 20x
- MXLRG04 from 18x to 20x
- Ritek F1 from 16x to 18x
- MBI03RG40 from 16x to 18x
- MKM001 from 4x to 8x (suggested max speed 6x)
- MKM003 from 8x to 12x
All the listed media above use the stock strategies to write media at the drives rated speed for that media. (eg MCC004 strategies upto 18x write speed use the stock firmwares strategies for writing upto 18x). The extra speed is achieved by using a modified strategy for the speedup. If you can't get good quality at the faster speed, use the stock max writing speed.
The base firmware used for 1.Z3 is Liggy's 106bt and supports bitsetting on DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL
Normal and RPC1 versions available.
Using this firmware will void your warranty, You use this firmware at your own risk.
You can get the firmware here
Please post your thoughts and results in this thread.