I searched this forum before posting this new thread but didn’t find anyone else talking about a prob like this.
I have a new Dell M90. It came with one of those TSSTCorp drives so I asked Dell to replace it with an ND-6650A, which they did.
It had Dell’s 102C firmware on it originally, but I flashed Liggy’s 1.62 bitsetting firmware onto it – the one that also had the Riplock and RPC1 patches included. (Firmware ZIP filename used was 162bt_rpc1.zip). There were no problems with the flash process at all. I of course rebooted afterwards, and best I can tell the drive is functioning fine after the flash except for it not actually setting the booktype on DVD+RW media.
Using Nero 126.96.36.199 I have attempted to burn an authored set of DVD video files to DVD+RW media (TDK) multiple times. Nero recognizes the drive’s ability to do bitsetting in the Choose Recorder dialog, offering multiple options in the Booktype dropdown (auto, physical media, DVD-ROM, drive default, etc.).
On my first couple attempts to burn to +RW media I did not use binflash to set permanent booktype options, I figured I’d try first without doing this to see if Nero could completely control it itself. This seemed like the better option if that would work so I could choose on a per-burn basis (without having to go change the permanent setting w/binflash). I tried choosing DVD-ROM booktype in the choose recorder dialog, and during the burn log Nero indicated it was setting the booktype to DVDROM. But after the burn completed and I ejected/reinserted the media, tools I’ve tried to look at the booktype (Nero CD/DVD Speed’s Disc Info and Nero itself, DVD Decrypter ISO read mode), the booktype is still at DVD+RW.
So then I tried going into binflash and explicitly setting DVD-ROM as booktype for DVD+R and DVD+RW media (DVD+R DL was already set to DVDROM iirc), and tried burning a couple more times. It still doesn’t work, whether I pick the “drive default” (or is that hardware default?) option for booktype in the Nero Choose Recorder dialog, or DVD-ROM. I haven’t tried “automatic” as the booktype in the Choose Recorder dialog but I’m about to.
This seems weird. Am I doing something wrong? Is Nero not really able to “jive with my drive”? Or maybe the hardware revision of this drive isn’t compatible with the 1.62 patched firmware?
The label on the drive reads:
(yellow laser warning section, then…)
DVD R/RW & CD-R/RW DRIVE
MODEL ND-6650A (“DLS” in a box to right of this)
then in area under the “DLS”, also in boxed area:
SERIAL No. 66G1L78C112
MANUFACTURED June 2006
FDA No. :0431733-11
Has anybody else seen anything like this happening?
I’d love to find out I’m just doing something wrong. Would really be a bummer to find out something is different with this ND-6650A and I won’t be able to do bitsetting on non-DL media.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer.