Ritek R02 on NEC ND-1100A only 2.4x speed?

Hi,

I was just wondering why Ritek R02 Media is only recorded at 2.4x speed on my NEC, and why NEC dosn’t release a new firmware to fix that problem. Does anybody else have the same problem? How can you fix that?

cu,

Jackie

I have got the answer from NEC that they won’t release any new firmwares for the ND-1100A. It sucks because the number of media codes in the original 1.A0 firmware is very limited and for example “RITEK…R02” is missing which is the reason it will only burn in 2.4x.
I recommend that you flash your drive with HP’s dvd300n firmware version 3.10 where this media is included and works in 4x. A bonus is that you with this firmware also can change book type on DVD+RW media in Nero (it works in version 6.0.0.11 but maybe not in later versions). Anyway here is how you do it:

  1. Download the flash tool and the 1.29 HP original firmware from http://etna.rpc1.org/nec/ and flash to this firmware.

  2. Download the HP dvd300n 3.10 firmware from http://forum.firmware-flash.com/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1598 and now update your firmware to this.

Also check this thread: http://forum.firmware-flash.com/viewtopic.php?t=19215

Hi jsl,

thanks for your response, I will try flashing that HP firmware later today or tomorrow. Do you know of any problems flashing this?

I wrote to nec europe support, and a german support engineer told me that he doesn’t know whether there will, or will not, or when will be, or if at all… there will ever be a new firmware released, but I suppose they won’t.

I think it really is a pitty how nec treats the “early adopters” of their 1100A drive which really did cost a lot compared to their new product. Let us all write to NEC that we will consider this behaviour next time we buy new hardware…

Anyway, I will tell you how the flashing went when I have managed to do it :slight_smile:

cu,

Jackie

Originally posted by Jackie78
[B]Hi jsl,

thanks for your response, I will try flashing that HP firmware later today or tomorrow. Do you know of any problems flashing this?
[/B]

I flashed my ND-1100A with the HP 3.10 firmware just a couple of days ago so I haven’t tested it so much yet. But I have burned a few DVD+R/RW’s and they have worked fine.

Here is btw a comparison of included DVD+R/RW media codes in different NEC firmwares:


NEC             Memorex         NEC
ND-1100A  1.A0  dvd+rw    1.91  ND-1300A  1.08
                HP
                dvd300    3.10

MCC     001-00  MCC     001-00  MCC     001-00
MCC     002-00  MCC     002-00  MCC     002-00
RICOHJPNR00-00  RICOHJPNR00-00  RICOHJPNR00-00
RICOHJPNR00-01  RICOHJPNR00-01  RICOHJPNR00-01
RICOHJPNR00-02  RICOHJPNR00-02  RICOHJPNR00-02
RICOHJPNR01-02  RICOHJPNR01-02  RICOHJPNR01-02
YUDEN000T00-00  YUDEN000T00-00  YUDEN000T00-00
YUDEN000T01-00  YUDEN000T01-00  YUDEN000T01-00
RITEK   R01-01  RITEK   R01-01  RITEK   R01-01
PRODISC R01-00  PRODISC R01-00  PRODISC R01-00
CMC Mag R01-00  CMC Mag R01-00  CMC Mag R01-00
CMC MAG R01-00  CMC MAG R01-00  CMC MAG R01-00
BEALL P0001-00  BEALL P0001-00  BEALL P0001-00
PRODISC R01-01  PRODISC R01-01  PRODISC R01-01
DAXON   AZ0-00  DAXON   AZ0-00  DAXON   AZ0-00
TDK     001-00  TDK     001-00  TDK     001-00
MAXELL  001-00  MAXELL  001-00  MAXELL  001-00
SONY    D01-00  SONY    D01-00  SONY    D01-00
                CMC MAG F01-00  CMC MAG F01-00
                BeAll000P40-00  BeAll000P40-00
                PRODISC R02-00  PRODISC R02-00
                RITEK   R02-01  RITEK   R02-01
                MPOMEDIA001-00  MPOMEDIA001-00
                LD      001-00  LD      001-00
                DATATRAK001-00  DATATRAK001-00
                YUDEN000T01-01  YUDEN000T01-01
                YUDEN000T02-00  YUDEN000T02-00
                                RICOHJPNR02-03
                                DDDessauV10-00
                                OPTODISCOP1-00
                                DAXON   AZ0-01
                                OPTODISCOP2-00
                                OPTODISCOR4-00
                                DAXON   AZ1-01
                                DAXON   AZ1-00

MCC     A01     MCC     A01     MCC     A01
RICOHJPNW01     RICOHJPNW01     RICOHJPNW01
RITEK   001     RITEK   001     RITEK   001
PRODISC W01     PRODISC W01     PRODISC W01
OPTODISCOP1     OPTODISCOP1     OPTODISCOP1
CMC.MAG W01     CMC.MAG W01     CMC.MAG W01
CMC MAG W01     CMC MAG W01     CMC MAG W01
TDK     t01     TDK     t01     TDK     t01
RICOHJPNW11     RICOHJPNW11     RICOHJPNW11
                MKM     A02     MKM     A02
                PHILIPS 010     PHILIPS 010
                PHILIPS 041     PHILIPS 041
                SONY    S11     SONY    S11