Premium V1.06 and SecuROM

vbimport

#1

Has the new firmware 1.06 for Plextor Premium preserved the copying abilities of the Premium, and notably SecuROM backup?


#2

Apparently, yes. :iagree:


#3

More people can verify this?

p.s. I want to be 110% sure before flashing :wink:


#4

Bah, you can “retrogress” after. :wink:


#5

This is not an option as eeprom does wear-out (I would say past 100s reflash) and most notably those embedded in the chipset!
Plextools is already enough of a stress for the eeprom when writing parameters, and I would guess that the less you reflash, the longer the drive will last!
Am I wrong?

Back in the thread:
I wonder if a member of VSO team would make a statement like “nothing changed from v1.05 with regard to BlindWrite”:
That would make the owners of BlindWrite happier than ever for the perenity of the product and the good support from VSO


#6

to be honest, I don’t know. I don’t have any premium plugged into a test machine at the moment…


#7

Well, thanks for the answer!
A votre convenance cher Fabrice :cool:


#8

Hope someone here can help me…

after the firmware update from 1.05 to 1.06 my Plex. Premium
writes SecuRom backups only @ 4X with BlindWrite, befor the update the
drive was able to write @ 8X !

Is this a prob. now from the firmware and / or my drive, or do I have to
“reset” Blindwrite settings ?

Thx 4 the help.

Maybe i need to RMA the drive ?!?!? :sad:

hallo51

BTW: Is it correct that SecuRom protection is generated with VariaRec,
or is it generated by Gigarec ?


#9

GigaRec. :wink:

Ah si on peut parler français je préfère. :bigsmile:
I don’t know if it’s bad for the drive. :confused:


#10

Varirec. :wink:

On reconnait les vrais Toulousains (VSO est localisée à Toulouse) au fait qu’ils terminent toujours leurs phrases par “putaing cong!” Sorry no translation available :wink:


#11

@mardigan: I think its Gigarec (changes density of written Data) not variRec.

variRec change the power of the laser!


#12

premium 1.06 + BW 4.5.7 = works :iagree:
of course, burning a securom backup will only work @ 4x - but that’s normal for BW457
don’t know about BW5


#13

Plextor’s 1.06 firmware reduces the drive’s Gigarec speed to 4x on SecuRom backups…

–Writing speed requested x4, effective x4
–Media topology will be reproduced by Premium
–Writing device : 1:2:0 - PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM 1.06 [D] (Ide)


#14

My apologies!
A Blindwrite-SecuROM HOWTO let me think so, I probably misread it :confused:

Is it possible to use BW4.7.5 with a BW5 license (and key)? and install both?


#15

i don’t know, but i don’t think so…
you also cannot use your windows xp license with windows 98 … :wink:
but installing both on one machine should work, the only problem might be that the newest patin couffin’s are no more compatible with BW457??? (i just don’t know, as i don’t use BW5)


#16

Your BW5 license will not unlock BW4.
If you bought BW5 and want a BW4 key then send your license info (name/email address etc) to VSO support and request one.


#17

@wakemonkeypimp

Same happened to me…

Only 4X with Gigarec and 1.06, with 1.05 it is 8X with Gigarec !

@All any Ideas ?

hallo51


#18

probably plextor’s media compatiblity…slowing down the speed does not bother me one bit…


#19

?? I’ve burned a CD (noname) @ 8x with Gigarec and Premium 1.06… :confused:


#20

It’s probably Blindwrite which is the problem here. VSO knows that only FW 1.05 allowed 8x writing when using gigarec, so blindwrite probably contains something like “If Firmware = 1.05 then writespeed=8 else writespeed=4”
It should will be easy for them to fix this in the next version.