Little review Toshiba DVD-ROM 1612

vbimport

#1

:wink:
Since i haven`t read anything about the new Toshiba DVD-Rom here are some specs...

TestPC:
Athlon 1333
Epox KTA 3 with 512 MB
Dawicontrol Ultra DMA 100 Controller Raid 1 with 2 WD 400 BB HDDs.
Toshiba 1612 DVD Rom on first IDE Port Master
Plextor 24-10-40 on secondary IDE Port Master

First i must say this Drive works like a charme :slight_smile:

Toshiba has made a real good Drive it`s still 100% Clone CD Compatible.
Data Transfer and seek Time are equal to the Toshiba 1502 DVD-Rom(which i had first).

The new Toshiba now features High Speed Audio grabbing here are the results with Nero CD Speed:

Start: 13.70X
Average: 20.48X
End: 26.03x sometime over 30x on self burned ones

Dae Quality: 10 Accurate Stream: yes

The bad thing is the Drive ripps DVDs only on 2X like the Toshiba 1502.

So if your looking for a DVD-Rom that is 100% CloneCD compatible and has high Speed Audio grabbing this is the one to choose.

Hope this little review could help a little bit...

For more Specs post here,i`ll try to test it...


#2

How well or poorly does it perform with SafeDisc (1 or 2) protected games? I heard some people with slow reading times with these kind of games… Fast Error Skip isn’t really fast with the SD-M1502.

Grtz


#3

Using Clone CD 3091

Max Reading,fast Error skip,retrys 3 and Hardware enabled in CloneCD

Safedisc 2:
No one Lives forever CD1 4:28 Min.
Anstoss Action 4:24 Min.

Safedisc 1:
Who wants to be a Millionär 3:46 Min.

Defect Sectors,Dummy Files,Overlength,Mixed Mode with Audio Tracks/Read with Max Speed 0 retrys,fast Error Skip and Intelligent Search for Defect Sectors

Nice 2 2:27 Min.


More to come soon…

New Test…

No one Lives forever CD1 Safedisc 2

Clone CD 3091 with Max Speed reading and 0 read retrys:

2:16 Min. New Record???
:cool:


#4

That’s a great improvement! Thanks a lot for the info, Kirby !


#5

So here are the results of Laserlok 1:

Icewind Dale CD1 Laserlok :

2:09 Min.

Read Speed Max,Subcodes both checked,fast error skip checked and Intelligent Bad Sector Scanner checked,Read retrys 0

Go out sell your old Toshiba and buy the new one…:wink:


#6

Originally posted by Kirby
Go out sell your old Toshiba and buy the new one…:wink:
Yes indeed :slight_smile: These times are impressive compared to my SD-M1502. LaserLock protected games take about 10 minutes to read. SafeDisc takes even longer…


#7

Sweet, I haven’t bought a new reader yet… wonder how long it will take before I can find one locally… lots of 1502’s around…
Time to start nagging the dealers :slight_smile:


#8

this my friend is very uselfull
thx for the info


#9

can i update with a newer Firmware?


#10

Its Flashable but there isnt any new Firmware.

My Toshiba is Revision 0000 and flashed with Firmware 1004.

There is at the moment no Regionfree Patch avaible:mad:

But overall,great Drive !!!


#11

Originally posted by Kirby
The bad thing is the Drive ripps DVDs only on 2X like the Toshiba 1502.

My 1502 ripps DVD’s at aprox 4 - 5X! (average)


#12

Wow, first post in almost a year in this thread. :slight_smile: Anyway, I’m thinking about buying this DVD-ROM to replace my old Acer 50x. Does anyone know the Toshiba’s performance under secure mode in EAC?


#13

Originally posted by Kirby
[B]Its Flashable but there isnt any new Firmware.

My Toshiba is Revision 0000 and flashed with Firmware 1004.

There is at the moment no Regionfree Patch avaible:mad:

But overall,great Drive !!! [/B]

Theres region free patchs on the firmware site for both Rev A/B,been there for months.

http://perso.club-internet.fr/farzeno/firmware/

Look under DVD-Roms.


#14

The 1502 can read SafeDisc 1/2 also very fast. You have to set FES to no error correction, 0 retries and read speed to 32x (48x is unreliable without error correction) and it will work at a pretty good speed (note that you must not read AWS discs with this setting)

It rips CSS discs at 2x, non CSS discs at
2x: DVD-R
6-16x: Single Layer (incl. DVD-RW!)
4-10x: Dual Layer


#15

How about protected audio cd:s? For example key2audio?


#16

1502 Can’t recognise disc, the 1612 is said to be capable of reading some Key2Audio discs.
If I had to copy with them, I’d fill my 6th and last available 5 1/4 - slot with a Plextor…