Optiarc AD-5170A/S, AD-7170A/S, AD-7173A/S

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#1

7173 supports LabelFlash and DVD-RAM
7170 supports DVD-RAM (no LabelFlash)
5170 is a cost-reduced version (no DVD-RAM, no LabelFlash)
S is SATA, A is PATA
for Sony-branded OEM versions: x170A, x170S (there is no Sony-branded 7173 equivalent)

Mitsubishi 16x +R
MCC004 @18x
Burn time: 05:27


#2

That’s -R 16x
TYG03 @18x
burn time: 05:26


#3

The scans look great. Could be a very promising drive


#4

Indeed! It still has those nasty spikes though :frowning:


#5

:iagree: Lets hope they all burn as well as this drive.


#6

@2601, where was your drive manufactured? (check the drive sticker)


#7

MIM(Malaysia). :wink:


#8

Mitsubishi 16x -R
MCC03RG20 @18x
burn time: 05:26


#9

Very impressive for 18x burns. :clap:


#10

Can someone show some slower burns for comparison’s sake?


#11

SONY 16x +R
SONYD21 @18x
burn time: 05:37


#12

[B]2601[/B], thanks for sharing your scans! :slight_smile:

There are two things I would personally like to know:

How does the NEC Optiarc AD-7170A work as a scanner (both DVD and CD)?
Do you think we could see some comparative scans, showing the same disc scanned on your Optiarc drive and on your LiteOn and/or BenQ and/or Plextor drive?

How does the NEC Optiarc AD-7170A perform quality wise when burning CD-R media?


#13

Damn! I think I have to buy another burner… :smiley:
I’d like to see some more MCC004 and and some TYG02 scans!


#14

Will do the tests later if I have time. :slight_smile:


#15

looking good


#16

would like to buy this drive as well :slight_smile:

Does anyone know if you can change bit-type for dvd+r dl disc? or can it change bit type at all?


#17

Do you mean booktype?


#18

oops book type… so does anyone know?


#19

If the burner in question can change the booktype, it should also be able to change the DVD+R to DVD-ROM, it should allow the same for DVD+R DL to be recognized as DVD-ROM. BenQ for example will do it via QSuite 2.1 and LiteOn by either Kprobe2 or the Booktype 135 utility.

*IF you were asking about specs on this burner (the AD-7170A), no joy. I found plenty of pages in simplified Chinese and German, but even where Google let you translate them (only German worked), I found no specs to tell you yes or no. Liggy and Dee have some speed specs on their webpage, but there’s nothing about its bitsetting capabilities, sorry.:disagree:


#20

Could you also show us a quality scan that was made with the Optiarc itself?

Regarding the booktype, I assume the drive is able to change the booktype for DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM but not DVD+R or DVD+RW. Unfortunately I’m still unable to extract the firmware from this drive. :frowning: