Pioneer A05 Question

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#1

Will the Pioneer A05 burn X8 media at X4 and X4 RW media at X2 fine ??? im asking as i remember something about A03 could’nt burn X4 media.

Dont know what firmware my A05 has, have change the fireware from what it was when i bought it.


#2

There was an issue with the 104 and “high speed” media when 4x first appeared on the market. There was a firmware update that had to be applied to avoid damage to the drive and media. I don’t recall that issue with the 105, and I have burned 4x and 8x on my 104 just fine. Fine except for the 2x max writing speed for the 104 that is. Hope this helps.


#3

You’ll get problems with some RW 4x rated media.

Please read:
http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00003r_e.html

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/fset_dev_e.html


#4

Thanks, glad i asked now. So if i upgrade my writers firmware from version 1.00 to 1.33 a may be able to write at X2 to X4 RW media as the change log says DVD-R/RW Writability Improvement.Maybe i’ll just get a X2 and X4 RW .

Upgrading the fireware wont do any damage will it…? never upgraded a drives fireware before.So all i do is run the DVR105_FW133B.EXE and it will upgrade it.


#5

It should work that easily if the drive is connected to the internal IDE controller, no media present and the flashing will not be disturbed.

Good Luck!


#6

OK, thanks. But will upgrading the firmware actually let me write to X4 RW media, if not i may not bother upgrading the firmware.Or does the firmware improve the burning capabilitys of the drive that much.

Thanks for your help.


#7

Just check the links I posted above …
http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00003r_e.html#rw01