Parasite noise in speakers with Pioneer 116D

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#1

Hello,
I just replaced my DVD burner with the Pioneer 116D 1.04.
No installation problem,
Writing fine (with ImgBurn) but when verifying, i.e. when starting reading, there is a parasite noise in the speakers, Play back is also fine but there is still that noise.
It did not happen with my previous burner nor does it with my DVD rom.
I checked the connections and they seem ok.
Any idea what the problem is?

Another issue is that Disc Quality in Nero DiscSpeed failed: “This drive does not support this function”.
Thanks


#2

Can’t explain the noise, but scanning on Pioneer drives has been disabled in recent versions of DiscSpeed (at Pioneer’s request, I believe).

There is a way to enable it in the Registry, but I wouldn’t bother as scans from Pioneer drives are pretty useless and not entirely accurate.


#3

I assume you have [B]NOT[/B] connected any audio cable to your soundcard.


#4

Thank you Arachne for the info on DiscSpeed.

Yes I have connected an audio cable but directly on the Mobo.


#5

[QUOTE=skaleton;2122854]Thank you Arachne for the info on DiscSpeed.

Yes I have connected an audio cable but directly on the Mobo.[/QUOTE]
If running Xp, and unless you have some very specific reason for it… [B]disconnect[/B] it, it’s un-needed.


#6

Thanks a lot mysticEyes. Simple and efficient solution.
I did not think twice when I installed the Pioneer, I just replicated the cabling of the previous driver, a Nec nd4570a.
Still remains the question, why would the Pioneer do that? Could there be something wrong with it and should I have it replaced when it is brand new?

While I was doing some research, I found other issues that are more related to my computer. i hope it is OK to continue with this thread.

  1. The current mode is Udma2

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116D

Driver
Description : CD-ROM Drive
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2535.0
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : cdrom.inf

Interface/Features
Interface : Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Parent Interface : Secondary IDE Channel
Feature : Modes DMA pris en charge : UDMA 0-4
Feature : Current DMA mode: UDMA 2

SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621

Interface/Features
Interface : Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Parent Interface : Secondary IDE Channel
Feature : Modes DMA pris en charge : UDMA 0-2
Feature : Current DMA mode: UDMA 2

  1. The IDE controllers are duplicated with different and contradictory information as shown on the attached pictures.

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers

Driver
Description : Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Company : Intel
Version : 5.0.1007.0
Date : 1-15-2003
File Name : ich5ide.inf

Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Primary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.0
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.0
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers

Driver
Description : Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Company : Intel
Version : 5.0.1007.0
Date : 1-15-2003
File Name : ich5ide.inf

Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Primary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.0
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.0
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Are these duplicates a problem? Should I un-install all 6 controllers/channels in order to get rid of the duplicates?

How do you check whether your OS drive is on one of those channels?

Does being in mode UDMA2 instead of 4 affect the quality or just the speed?

Thank you in advance for your replies.

System Information

CPU : Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Bus Type : PCI Bus
Motherboard : ASUSTek Computer Inc. P4P800 Rev 1.xx
s
: American Megatrends Inc. BIOS Date: 05/29/03 12:13:14 Ver: 08.00.09
Memory : 1024 MB
: <SoundMAX Digital Audio
: RADEON 7000 SERIES
Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)






#7

Still remains the question, why would the Pioneer do that? Could there be something wrong with it and should I have it replaced when it is brand new?

While I was doing some research, I found other issues that are more related to my computer. i hope it is OK to continue with this thread.

  1. The current mode is Udma2

The Pioneer is fine. What you were hearing was probably a combination of the Digital audio (automatic now with Xp through the IDE cable) and Analog through the old audio cable.

To get UDMA 4 you’ll need an 80 wire IDE cable.

From Pioneer’s site:
[I]

Interface ATA/ATAPI-7, SFF-8090

IDE Data Transfer Mode PIO Mode4, Multi Word DMA Mode2, Ultra DMA Mode2/Mode4*
Note:

  • It is required to use a cable corresponding to U-ATA66 (80-wire conductor cable)
    [/I]

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/45/104/442/DVR-115DBK/index.html


#8

Thank you MysticEyes for the explanation.

I thought I already had a 80 wire cable. I have to admit that it is difficult to tell since it is not indicated on the cable. So I will get a new cable. Any particular recommendation e.g. brand?

Any idea about the duplicate channels?


#9

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#10

I would really appreciate some help regarding my duplicate channels.
Thanks


#11

[QUOTE=skaleton;2123870]I would really appreciate some help regarding my duplicate channels.
Thanks[/QUOTE]
Here’s mine. My MOBO is SATA/PATA. When I installed XP I chose to run it in IDE mode rather than install the RAID driver (which I had no need for).

[I]If you do not intend to use a RAID array or the AHCI features, it’s recommended that you set this BIOS feature to IDE. This allows you to use the native Windows XP driver and skip the loading of the SATA controller driver during the Windows XP installation routine. It also skips the loading of the SATA controller’s RAID functions at boot time, which speeds up the boot process.[/I]

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers

Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

Driver
Description : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Primary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

Driver
Description : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Primary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf

Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : Secondary IDE Channel
Company : Microsoft
Version : 5.1.2600.2180
Date : 7-1-2001
File Name : mshdc.inf


#12

Thanks MysticEyes for your help.
I changed my cable and now my DVD-RW is in mode 4.
But your last message got me really confused.
The BIOS is indeed setup on SATA. Did Intel® 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers give it away?
While I was changing the cable, I saw that my HD is plugged on a SATA connector.
Do you still advise me to set up the BIOS as IDE?
Should I have bought a SATA writer instead of an IDE one?
I see that you also have duplicated channels. So I suppose I should not worry about it.


#13

Your set up looked like mine so I just assumed you are running in IDE mode.

Don’t change anything, I think you are OK.

Should I have bought a SATA writer instead of an IDE one?

No. The one you have is fine and UDMA 4 is more than good as many burners are only UDMA 2. My burners are PATA my HD’s SATA.

I see that you also have duplicated channels. So I suppose I should not worry about it.

I’ve always assumed the doubles were due to the double interfaces, SATA and PATA. My system runs fine, I’m not concerned.