LiteOn 1635S/16H5S Fast Burn Firmware
I think it's time to let others try this firmware. I've run lots of tests and it seems to be working well, even with OHT, but I tend to get slightly better and of course faster 12x results with HT. But this may be just my drive and media. Below are some burns I did recently after a "Clear OPC" using the Test SmartBurn, so this is worst case. My experience is the second burn of the same media type is a little quicker and has better quality. Below are a selection of HT and OHT scans.
So what does fast burn do:
It changes the 8x and 12x burn curves for +R and -R to the same as the 6S drives but with an additional CAV part to bypass the resonant point, which can cause some very nasty errors.
1/ I strongly recommend doing a "Clear OPC" using the Test SmartBurn, if you are flashing from non FBD firmware. If you're already using FBD firmware then this is not required as the firmware will clear the OPC if the HT data is a different version.
2/ The first few burns of each media type may be slower and of a slightly lesser quality than normal.
3/ All scans using this firmware should be displayed here and not in the test firmware threads.
4/ Only scans from 8x or 12x burns should be displayed, as the quality at other burn speeds is not affected by this patch.
5/ All scans must be from a 5S drive using FBD firmware. No exceptions!
6/ Using this firmware will void your warranty. If your drive should fail after flashing to this firmware, do not return it, instead do the right thing and purchase a new drive.
1635S (YS0Z FBD - Patched Official): Download
1635S (YV6N FBD - Patched Test Firmware): Download
1635S (YV6P FBD - Patched Test Firmware): Download
16H5S (LV4C FBD - Patched Test Firmware): Download
16H5S (LV4D FBD - Patched Test Firmware): Download
12x HT/OS burns