Optiarc AD-5290S


#61

Thank you for the info, both MIDs are not my favorites, will stay away from these media


#62

Now is available on German Amazon


#63

Thank you. Looks like the older Liteon-Design, but is to much overpriced atm. For 613 I get an LG or Pioneer BD-R


#64

Vebatim DVD+R DL, MKM 003 (000) x8, burned with Optiarc AD5290S Plus at x6 (f/w 1.RZ)


#65

Philips CD-R 52x (CMC Magnetics) burned with Optiarc AD-5290S Plus at x16 (f/w 1.RZ)


#66

The English version of our AD-5290S review is now available here.


#67


#68

Burned @ 24x
I-B@SE CD-R 50Pack
next —> Scan with Plextor 891 SAF Plus @32x


#69


#70

Looks like Vinpower released the latest Optiarc AD-5290S firmware on their website.

http://www.vinpowerdigital.com/main/TechnicalSupport/Downloads/Downloads.aspx

Change Log:
Optimize FTI CDR writing strategy
Optimize MKM CDR writing strategy
Optimize FTI DVD-R writing strategy
Optimize Maxell DVD-R writing strategy
Optimize Optodisc DVD-R writing strategy
Improve DVD+R DL writing quality
Improve DVD/BD Player compatibility on DVD+R DL media when booktype is set to ROM
Improve Device Buffer Management Control for legacy system compatibility


#71

Wow, in these days new FW for a DVD-writer? I´m surprised about that


#72

anyone test this drive in EAC to see if it can overread leadout or leadin?

to test you have to insert an EAC reference audio CD and disable accuraterip auto config of the drive on the drive options page. EAC will then allow you to scan a reference CD and give you a report on the offset and if the drive can read the leadout and lead in. by being able to read leadout and leadin the drive can read a few samples on an audio CD other drives cannot read which are replaced with silence on other drives. here is a list of reference CDs you can insert for EAC to do this http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/overview/basic-technology/list-of-included-reference-cds/

dbPoweramp and other tools might be able to test and report on overread of leadout/leadin as well.

looking for any drive that actually do this on the market today for best audio rip ability. anyone know? I know for a fact the iHAS124-14 F and iHAS324-17 F CANNOT, so the only other option is to try the AD-5290S/AD-5290S Plus/Plextor PX-891SAF Plus/PioData drives which are labeled as ‘duplicator grade Lite-ON’ drives, and maybe LG drives sold on newegg. as AD-5290S is based on iHAS124/324 doubt it will work, but it does report the ability to overburn CD-R to 99 minute which hints at the ability to overread the disc (not aware of if the iHAS124/324 themselves allow overburn of CD-R to 99 min). AD-5290S Plus/PX-891SAF Plus as described is entirely different drive - so its worth testing to check. not many drives on the market today so there’s not a lot of choice. overreading leadout/leadin seems sort of rare to come across. :smiley: :blush:


#73

There are 4 versions ot this drive:
https://www.optiarcinc.com/AD-5290S-PS.html


#74

ROBOT versions only have an adapted open-close mechanism to the autoloaders function.

“Tray Extension – Available feature on select models, which allows the drive to be used with robotic loading mechanisms, such as autoloaders.”


#75

New Firmware available.

https://www.vinpowerdigital.com/main/TechnicalSupport/Downloads/downloads.aspx