Ricoh 16x DVD+R can only be burned @ 4x with 4120

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#1

Hi!
Need some help. I just bought these 16x Ricoh DVD+R and when I tried burning, the max speed is only 4X!!! My drive is (still) on A104. Any thought from you experts there?
Thanks!
Kalso


#2

any ideas out there? would really appreciate your help on this…TIA.


#3

what a waste of 16X media. update your firmware?


#4

if you got 4120B…please update your firmware to A115/116…

then you can burn them in 12X


#5

i just updated my firmware to A115 last night and tried again but still the same…maximum option to burn is only 4x. the media code is RICOHJPN R03. How will I know if the disks are fake? anybody knows the serial number series to verify if the one i bought are genuine ricoh disks? thanks by the way to those who replied.
kalso


#6

If you go through the latest FW A116 media code list as posted by Andreapappy in his thread
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=133524
the 16X media are not supported by 4120B.


#7

thanks for the info FactFinder. i will try to return the item to the shop and just settle for different brand.


#8

Hi,

isn’t it a shame that LG doesn’t support 16x media at reasonable speeds (8x or 12x) on the 4120B? This device is not even a year old and already crap because it offers no suitable strategy for current media, can you recommend a manufacturer with a longer-lasting firmware support?

cu,

Jackie


#9

GSA-4120B is at least 15 months old and does support many currently available media. GSA-4160B firmware of the latest probably supports some 16x DVD media that are not properly supported in GSA-4120B firmware even though they are identical in hardware.


#10

That’s interesting, Kenshin, is it then possible to flash my 4120 to a 4160?

cu,

Jackie


#11

^Yes it is. RPC1.org -> TDB…


#12

@Bhairav

You mean we can flash 4120 to 4160 now.


#13

Hm should I contact the dangerous brothers or is there a direct download?


#14

TDB are working on it. I think you will need to contact them directly.
http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=29536&highlight=4120+4160


#15

^^Oh, and I don’t really appreciate chef’s comments on rpc1.org -> there IS a patch in beta test over there, and I didn’t say anything wrong…


#16

There r 2 ways of writing faster than 4x with ricohjpn.r03 and 4120.The 1st one is to replace the mediacode with MCSE and burn @8x with not so good results(i replaced ricohjpn.r02) and the 2nd is to contact TDB and get the 4120@4160 firmware.


#17

is the 4160B firmware really that reliable already on the 4120B? I do not want to actually burn at 16x, but I only want to write 16x media at 8x or 12x, which my writer should support.

Btw, shame on LG that they do not make a suitable firmware for the 4120B! That was definitely my last drive from them!

cu,

Jackie


#18

I guess that I should stock up on 8X dvd media. Costco has 100 TDK disks for $26.99 Canadian. That is the cheapest I have seen them.


#19

I’ll rather wait for ala42 to complete his MCSE on the 4120.


#20

I dont know bout 4120@4160 firmware cause i don’t have it but i think it should be ok and as kenshin said they r identical hardware.The point is that we need to try the 4120@4160 not to hit 16x write with our 4120 but to get support for some 16x mediacodes :frowning: