Last week my old Pioneer dvd-rom died, so today I went to my local store and bought a LiteOn 166s.
After installation I tried a cd-dvd speed test with a dvd+r bitset to dvd-rom, and got a pretty nice graph starting at about 6-7x and ending at about 14-15x with a few drops at the end.
Anyway, since the drive was manufactured november 2003 I figured there should be som firmware updates for it, so I downloaded and flashed it to DS1C. At the same time I updated CD-DVD Speed to latest version 3.42.
And now I can’t do speed tests at the same speed anymore!
When using the same discs (dvd+r bitset to dvd-rom) the scanning starts at about 3.5x and ends at 8x, just like when I’m scanning a dvd-r. I don’t want it to be that way, I want to be able to scan at higher speeds.
Is there some kind of riplock on the firmware I downloaded, which wasn’t on the original one? Haven’t tried ripping a dvd yet so I don’t know the speed there…
Should I get another firmware? In that case, which one?