Overclocking CDRW drives?

vbimport

#1

:eek: I found this link yesterday while reading through some of the newsgroups, and it was talking about how to overclock your cdrw by changing the firmware to a different manufacturer:
http://www.cdrinfo.com/tips/hardware_oc.shtml
My drive isnt listed, but I tried it anyways with out any luck. Guess Philips knew something like this would happen–but then again, I couldnt even update to THEIR firmware–with their own flashing util. sigh I guess my cdrw is good and bad. Good that it can copy anything I throw at it, and bad because it doesnt want to do it at 6x, 8x, 10x, or 12x. =( 4x4x16 (PCA460) Well, I hope that some of you guys can OC your cdrw’s (if your willing to take that chance), Just lemme know if you find any info on OC’ing a Philips!! =) Seen a couple of 12/10 cdrw’s for less than $100 us --although i’ll probably buy the cheapest one and OC it.


#2

I know it is possible for some HP drives, since they are based on Sony hardware Older ones are based on Philips I believe).

There are several HP drives that can be upgraded by flashing the firmware (has been a whole discussion and newsitem on the mainpage of CD Freaks).

Have never heard this works for other drives than Sony based drives though…


#3

its poss for some but not for others. but there are always tricks and stuff!!!
Cya
ChicaneWeaver
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#4

My cdrw (the phillips) was getting kinda loud–the fans were anyways…so i decided to oil them (as i did with all of my other fans). But with me, I didnt stop there. I took apart the whole thing, and found out that it WAS based on the Yamaha chip…lots of them too!! well, in search of some Yamaha firm-ware… although even the philips doesnt like my burner (yeah, their .bin’s and flasher’s dont work with cdrw). Its getting old, in less than a month, i think i’ll take my shotgun to it or something.