Old motherboard doesn't support SATA burner?

I bought a ASUS DRW-1814BLT recently. It can read disc normally but a DMA-driver error, CRC error will occur every times when I try to burn a disc with Nero7.

I have installed the latest SATA driver(v1.0.56.1) and motherboard BIOS(v19).
As far as I know, the SATA controller BIOS included in the motherboard BIOS is “r4247.bin”

I found 2 different BIOS for the SATA controller from Silicon Image official web site. One of the BIOS(b####.bin) can support non-RAID hard disk drives, CD-ROMs, CDRWs, DVD-ROMs, and DVD-RWs according to the site. The other(r####.bin) is for RAID.

As I will not use the RAID, so does anyone know whether I can integrate the b####.bin into the motherboard BIOS and flash it properly?


It is not a BIOS/driver problems?


motherboard : Abit AN7(BIOS v19) w/ Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid controller (driver v1.0.56.1, BIOS v4247)
SATA 1 : Maxtor 6 V200E0 SATA HDD
SATA 2 : ASUS DRW-1814BLT DVD burner

RAM : 1G
Windows XP SP2

SiI 3x12 latest BIOS :

SiI 3x12 latest driver :

Abit AN7 BIOS :

I have the same mobo and never had an SATA drive (Samsung HDDs and Samsung 163) which gave errors.

It seems that the ASUS is really different here…

The idea about “integrating” something into the BIOS will not work, I’m afraid.

Thanks for your reply.

I found a tool that can modify motherboard BIOS form here.

Although I can replace the SATA controller BIOS with b####.bin successfully. However, when I try to flash the modified BIOS into the motherboard, it said the checksum does not match.

So, I think there is other tools/ways to modify the motherboard BIOS.