New Sony 710A firmware: BYX3



Sony has released BYX3 for the 710A (1633S) drive

The firmware is dated: 25th Feb 2005
Improvements: Writing performance and reliability improvements

Download Sony official version here.
Download unscrambled version here.

Sorry but this version does not work with OP and MSCE at the moment.

Thanks to denglu3 for bringing this to my attention.


Is there a crossflash version?

I would like to try it on my 1653S.



You can do it yourself with OmniPatcher. That bit still works. Just load the unscrambled exe version into OP and select the crossflash option. Save and then run the saved version. :wink:


Here is the media code table.

Media Code Speed Edit V

Firmware: SONY    DVD RW DRU-710A BYX3 Feb25 ,2005        
Bootcode: SONY    DVD RW DRU-710A 0YX82004/11/24 19:16

Overall supported media types:  260
DVD+RDL supported media types:    8
DVD+R   supported media types:   85
DVD+RW  supported media types:   26
DVD-R   supported media types:  107
DVD-RW  supported media types:   34

DVD+RDL supported media types:    8
CMC MAG  D01-000 2.4x
INFOME   D01-000 2.4x
MKM      001-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
PRODISC  D01-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x
RITEK    S01-001 2.4x

DVD+R   supported media types:   85
AML      001-000 4x
AML      002-000 8x,6x,4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x
BeAll000 P80-000 4x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x
CMC MAG  F01-001 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  R01-000 4x
DAXON    AZ1-000 4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 6x,4x
DAXON    AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DDT 01   001-001 4x
DT-D02   02 -000 4x
DT-D03   004-000 8x,6x,4x
EMDP     000-000 4x
GSC502   002-000 4x
GSC503   H01-000 4x
INFODISC R10-002 4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME   R20-000 8x,6x,4x
ISSM     001-000 8x,6x,4x
LD       001-000 2.4x
LD       A02-000 4x
LD       S03-000 8x,6x,4x
LONGTEN  002-000 4x
MAM      M02-000 8x,6x,4x
MAXELL   001-000 4x
MAXELL   002-000 8x,6x,4x
MAXELL   003-000 8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,6x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCC      001-000 4x
MCC      002-000 4x
MCC      003-000 8x,6x,4x
MCC      004-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MEDIA ID 001-000 4x
MPOMEDIA 001-000 2.4x
MPOMEDIA 040-000 4x
MPOMEDIA 080-000 8x,6x,4x
MUST     002-001 8x,6x,4x
MUST 002    -002 4x
NANYA    CHX-000 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,6x,4x
NANYA    DR -000 2.4x
NANYA    RJB-000 4x
OPTODISC OP1-000 2.4x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS  C16-001 12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R01-000 2.4x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x
PRODISC  R03-000 6x,4x
PRODISC  R04-004 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
PRODISC  R05-001 8x,6x,4x
Philips  081-000 8x,6x,4x
Plasmon  c01-000 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-000 4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,6x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEK    M02-001 4x
RITEK    R01-000 4x
RITEK    R02-001 4x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    R04-001 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SKYMEDIA R01-000 2.4x
SONY     D01-000 4x
SONY     D11-000 8x,6x,4x
SONY     D21-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TDK      001-000 4x
TDK      002-000 8x,6x,4x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ULTRAN   202-000 6x,4x
VDSPMSAB 001-001 4x
WINGSHIN 001-049 8x,6x,4x
WINGSHIN G04-000 4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,6x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,6x,4x

DVD+RW  supported media types:   26
CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x
DAXON    D41-000 4x
DAXON    D42-000 4x
INFODISC A01-000 2.4x
INFODISC A10-000 4x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x
MCC      A01-000 2.4x
MKM      A02-000 4x
NANYA    DRW-000 4x
NANYASC  DRW-000 2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-000 2.4x
PHILIPS  010-002 4x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x
PRODISC  W01-000 2.4x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x
RICOHJPN W01-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x
RITEK    001-001 2.4x
RITEK    004-048 4x
RITEK    W04-000 4x
SENTINEL W01-000 2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x
SONY     S11-000 4x

DVD-R   supported media types:  107
4M SYS 202C1    4x
AML             4x
AN30            4x
AN31            4x
AN32            4x
Auvistar        2x
BeAll G00001    2x
BeAll G40001    4x
BeAll G80001    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG.        2x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x
CMC MAG. AM3    8x,6x,4x
DATA TRACK      4x
DAXON004        4x
DAXON008S       8x,6x,4x
DKM_01          4x
Dvsn            4x
Dvsn A001       4x
FORNEX001       2x
FORNEX101       4x
FUJIFILM03      8x,6x,4x
GSC001          2x
GSC001          4x
GSC002          4x
GSC003          8x,6x,4x
INFODISC-R01    4x
INFODISC-R01    4x
INFODISC-R20    8x,6x,4x
ISSM     01     4x
LD              2x
LEADDATA        2x
LEADDATA S03    8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA S04    8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA01      4x
LGE04           4x
LGE08           6x,4x
LONGTEN 001     4x
LONGTEN 003     4x
LONGTEN 009     4x
MAM4XG01        4x
MBI             2x
MBI 01RG20      4x
MBI 03RG30      6x,4x
MCC 00RG200     2x
MCC 01RG20      4x
MCC 02RG20      8x,6x,4x
MCC 03RG20      8x,6x,4x
MCI4XG01        4x
MCIG01          2x
ME 153          4x
MEI 00V001      2x
MUST 001        4x
MXL RG01        2x
MXL RG02        4x
MXL RG03        8x,6x,4x
MXL RG04        8x,6x,4x
NAN             6x,4x
NANYA-JC001     4x
ONIDTECH        4x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    4x
OPTODISCR004    4x
OPTODISCR008    6x,4x
OPTODISCR016    12x,8x,6x,4x
POSG04          4x
POSG06          8x,6x,4x
POSJ 01         2x
PRINCO          4x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCO8X01      8x,6x,4x
PRINCO8X02      8x,6x,4x
PRODISCG02      2x
PVC001001       2x
PVCR001002      4x
Plasmon1A       4x
ProdiscF01      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x
ProdiscS04      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS05      8x,6x,4x
RITEKF1         12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKG03        2x
RITEKG04        4x
RITEKG05        8x,6x,4x
RITEKG06        4x
RITEKM02        4x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x
SKC M801        4x
SONY            2x
SONY04D1        4x
SONY08D1        12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1        8x,6x,4x
TAROKO-MX4      4x
TDKG02000000    2x
TTG01           4x
TTG02           8x,6x,4x
TTH01           8x,6x,4x
TTH02           12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG01           4x
TYG02           8x,6x,4x
TYG03           8x,6x,4x
UME01           8x,6x,4x
VANGUARD        4x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x
VDSP*SAB 01     4x
Yi Jhan 001     4x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   34
CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
INFOMEDIA       2x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x
JVC1Victord7    4x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x
MKM 01RW6X01    4x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCORW0004    2x
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x
Prodisc DW06    4x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x
RITEKW06        4x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x
TDK701saku      4x


Thank ala42. Your prompt updates to work with the new firmwares are really appreciated. :slight_smile:


what is the deal with the new firms prodisc 8x +r discs only being 6x max


Yeah, indeed, wtf? These burn GREAT @ 8x (<0.5 PIE avg!) with stratswap ofc… so if they can burn fine… means that strat is phucked up, but instead of fixing it they just lower the speed! omg…


Thanks, that worked without a hitch! :smiley:


MKM 001-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISCR016 12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKF1 12x,8x,6x,4x
Does it mean that the 1633 will officially support -R 12X and DL 4X ?


Is this a younger babe than CSTJ?
I must say it is my favourite…

Gentlemen, time to start the engines again.
I’ll post some results tonight.
Anyone helps me kill the time on my work with some results?


thanks to C0deKing & ala42 for your greate work :slight_smile:

and where to download MCSE ?


great results with this new firmware.
can you make a liteonID-ledfixed firmware flasher?


Come on Chok0 start a slide show with Kprobe results… :wink:

I’ll get some popcorn! :bigsmile:


nothing special, PI<30, PIF<3 with RICOHJPNR01@R02. other 1633/53s firmwares: PI>150, PIF>4.


Indeed that’s nothing special… :bigsmile:

You know what…
I am @ home now.
So I am starting the slideshow!

Ladies and gentlemen,

In a hour I present you the results for the RitekG05 and the RICOHJPNR02@R03.

So stay in your seats.


In the graph you the ricohjpnr02 @ ricohjpnr03 (@ 16 x).

When I compare between CSTJ and BYX3 for the same media I see:

  1. Both results are good (PI < 280 and PIF <4).
  2. For the max values the new one, BYX3, wins.
  3. For the avarage values CSTJ wins.

Keep in mind that this is overclocked (@16 x) media that we can buy for 40 eurocents in the Netherlands.


In the graph you see the RITEKG05 (minus 8 x).

When I compare between CSTJ and BYX3 for the same media I see:

  1. Both results are very good (PI < 280 and PIF <4).
  2. For the max values the new one, BYX3, wins.
  3. For the avarage values both have the same values.

Conclusion… (after one minus and one plus):

Give the sony BYX3 a chance.
It looks as if it is even better as CSTJ.

But before it is a fact…

Start your engines friends and send us some pictures.


Maurice, nice scans :slight_smile:

To be fair to the firmware, I thought I’d try some stock strategies. Here’s the first one.

Sony YUDEN000T02, 8x branded, burned @ 8x, 1213S, BYX3

I like this one :slight_smile:


Wow- with a total PIF count of 12 that is one highclass result. I think I’ll have to give it a try on my 1213S as well- although some codes are missing that showed up in CSTJ (e.g. 16x Optodisc DVD+R). I wish TY media were more readily available here (Germany). :sad:



C0deKing, make a lite-on ID ledfixed flasher, please! this fw is giving me better results than BS0S.