I recently picked up a Pioneer BDR-203 from NewEgg when they dropped in price the other day. I ahve been reading a whole lot about them, especially about the speeds that the drive is supposed to be getting.
Firstly, I own AnyDVD HD and base most of my findings off of it. During ripping to an .img file from a Blu-Ray Disc, in this instance The Transporter, I only get 4.40MB/s constant speed. This takes around 90 minutes to rip one single file.
I also attempted to use ImgBurn to rip to an .img file, and there I got up to 8MB/s speed, but no where near the 15-19MB/s I have seen other users here on CDFreaks get with this drive. And yes, I let the image finish creating, so I wasn’t basing my findings off of the first 15 minutes of ripping.
My next problem is when I attempt to flash the BDR-203 up to the 1.10 firmware in hopes of getting better recording speeds. When I attempt to launch the BR-203.exe from the firmware update I downloaded, it gives me a message stating that “Available target is not found.” The command line shows that it’s using ODD Firmware Update Utility Ver2.59B
Here are some specs on my system if that will help.
Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Pioneer BDR-203 1.05 firmware from the factory
Intel i7 920 @ 3.4GHz
6GB DDR3 1600
I could go into further detail, but I believe that should be enough to get started with. Any help on this situation would be great.