Riplock on SHM-165H6S

I just ordered this drive and then read a review saying it was riplocked to 8x for dvd-rom’s. Is there a work around or fix for this?

Single layer DVD ROM is 16x and dual layer DVD ROM is 8x. The latest test firmware allows DL ROM to be read at 12x :slight_smile: but future stock firmware will remain at 8x, I understand. :frowning:

Thanks. I’ll probably just go with your test f/w. It has always done me right.

In the thread about the review of the 165H6s there is some
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=179270
discussion about this. In fact in the latest beta firmwares, the read speed for
single layer is improved for media that did not already allowed 16x read.
Lets hope that they will improve the DL read speed as well in the future :stuck_out_tongue: .

In the last two months it is impressive the number of features that were presented in that “test firmware” forum. Hopefully we will get an improvement of the DL read speed :smiley:

rgds, soso

EDIT: OUPS, wrote my post while you were exchanging post with Codeking, so I guess already answered by a more knowledgeable beast :doh: