Memorex 52x32x52x/16xdvd SOHC-5232K

i have problems with this burner i bought for 5$ so i am testing on it i flash it with so many firmares still nothing

on the original firmware it reads cds and dvds but dosent burn at any speed

with SOHC-5232K firmware it reads everything verry slow like 4-8X max on CDs and DVDs and only burns at 12X if i try to burn any slower or faster will give me error

i realize that i flashed it with a sony firmware and some older SOHC-5232K firmwares and the cd would start burning in the middle of the cd. and still only at 12X bur from the middle so what you guys think calibration is no good or hardware problems

the burner makes weird noze when i try to burn over 12X the noize like is scraching the CD i dont kno wis this garbage?
this memorex combo 523252/16 is actualy 8x0x12x/5xdvd yes cdrw =0 dosent even burn or erase erasing saids power something is wrong :frowning:

For $5? Did you buy it used?

What does KProbe 2.4.2’s Drive Info box say about this drive’s burst rate?

yes in one of those markets with computers liquidation

and sorrry i posted in the wrong forum

i dont know what KProbe 2.4.2’s is i will google it and see right away

the reason i bought it is because my 4x nec dvd burner dosent burn CDs no more on my computer only burns dvds with i dont understand dosent use the same lents to burn both? cds and dvds

Date : 8/9/2005 12:24:56 AM
Model : 1-0-0-0 D:Memorex 52MAX 325216AJ NK0J
Disc : DVD-ROM , []
Speed : Max
ECC blocks sum (PI/PIF) : 8/1
Scanned range : 0 - 147013
Sampling count : 8235
Errors : 0
PI Max : 308
PI Average : 28.73
PI Total : 31637
PIF Max : 184
PIF Average : 8.24
PIF Total : 9085’

does that help becaus i cant find were it saids burst rate thanx

found it on drive info it saids burst rate = 29.19MB’s

Bus Type ATAPI
VID Memorex
PID 52MAX 325216AJ
F/W Revision NK0J
Date Code May24 ,2005
FlashROM Manufacturer ID 37
FlashROM Device ID B5
FlashROM Type AMIC(A29L004U)(+3.3V)
Region 1
Vendor Resets Available 4
User Resets Available 4
Interleaved DMA Not Supported
Command queuing Not Supported
Overlap operation Not Supported
IORDY Supported
IORDY may be disabled Not Supported
LBA Supported
DMA Supported
Multiword DMA mode 2
PIO mode 4
Ultra DMA Mode 3
Minimum Multiword DMA transfer cycle time per word 120 ns
Manufacturer¡¦s recommended Multiword DMA transfer cycle time 120 ns
Minimum PIO transfer cycle time without flow control 227 ns
Minimum PIO transfer cycle time with IORDY flow control 120 ns
Major version number ATA/ATAPI-5
SMART feature set Not Supported
Security Mode feature set Not Supported
Removable Media feature set Not Supported
Power Management feature set Not Supported
Burst Rate 28.86 MB/S

Burst rate looks okay. So I guess you bought a lemon (well, at $5, at least it’s a cheap lemon…)

what you mean? it cant be fixed to burn faster and read faster?

if its hardware, which it is then you cannot fix this with a firmware update or anything else, least you only spent 5$