Nu Tech DDW-081/082

Drive info and capabilities. Note the lack of DVD-R and DVD+R DL support by this (081) model. The 082 model does support -R and (I believe) +R DL. This model can be flashed into the -082 model, but I have not yet located the 082 firmware.

JVC 52x CD-R
Blank shiny
97m24s01f (Made in Japan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 8x

JVC 52x CD-R
Blank shiny
97m24s01f (Made in Japan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 12x

JVC 52x CD-R
Blank shiny
97m24s01f (Made in Japan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 16x

JVC 52x CD-R
Blank shiny
97m24s01f (Made in Japan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 24x

JVC 52x CD-R
Blank shiny
97m24s01f (Made in Japan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 32x

An attempted 40x burn to the above media hung repeatedly at around the three-quarters mark.

A few firmware files: http://www.rpc1.org/flashman/NuTech/

While searching, I saw reports from folks that, uh, it isn’t the best -R writer. Have fun trying out the different versions.

Thanks, Albert. I won’t rush to try out -R burns, then.

TDK 4x DVD+R
Branded
CMC MAG F01 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 2.4x

TDK 4x DVD+R
Branded
CMC MAG F01 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 4x

TDK 4x DVD+R
Branded
CMC MAG F01 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 6x

TDK 4x DVD+R
Branded
CMC MAG F01 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 8x

The DDW-081 is a good quality burner but with a serious hardware flaw: the PUH is very fragile.
I used 4-5 of that model in 2006 and the PUH degrades with heat.
I sugest to avoid flashing the drive to DDW-082 since the burn quality is poor and the heating problem increases. The Philips Nexperia chipset is used in DDW-081/082.

[QUOTE=zhadoom;2787392]The DDW-081 is a good quality burner but with a serious hardware flaw: the PUH is very fragile.
I used 4-5 of that model in 2006 and the PUH degrades with heat.
I sugest to avoid flashing the drive to DDW-082 since the burn quality is poor and the heating problem increases. The Philips Nexperia chipset is used in DDW-081/082.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the warning, zhadoom. :flower:

Verbatim 8x DVD+R
Blank shiny
MCC 003 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 2.4x

Verbatim 8x DVD+R
Blank shiny
MCC 003 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 4x

Verbatim 8x DVD+R
Blank shiny
MCC 003 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 6x

Verbatim 8x DVD+R
Blank shiny
MCC 003 (Made in Taiwan)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 8x

CheckoutStore 16x DVD+R
White inkjet hub printable
MBIPG101 R05 (Made in India)
DDW-081 (BX32)
Burned at 2.4x