SDW-086 fw upgrade? (problem 10,293 of 1,992,839)

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Hi, I know I’m the 99999th guy with this same problem (weeks googling), so I won’t take your time much. Read the bold for quickness.

My TYG02’s are horrible when burned with this. Considering that even fake TYs would be better than the most craptacular media I usually find in my country, I (with my limited knowledge of all this) think it’s fault of the drive.

drive: qsi sdw-086 dvd±rw/dvdram
problem: drive suc|<s. rated 8x, burns tyg02 at most @ 2x, and even that taking a chance (1 every 4 is a coaster). fake maxells are sometimes fine at 4x. TYs, never.
media: tyg02 (dvd-r) bought at supermediastore (probably fine).

Drive likes cheap media (better than tyg02 that is, which isn’t much), but not TY.

Question: is there any firmware for it? I’ve seen EX31’s for identical philips around here, but they leave me with a ‘FW does not match with device’. Honestly, I know I shouldn’t try different things, but honestly I just don’t care anymore if I brick that <put your most low word here>.

Below is Nero Infotool if that serves you in anything. Do you have your own tool? If so, I will gladly provide the output.

Nero InfoTool 2.21

Drive Information

Drive : QSI DVD-RAM SDW-086
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : EX04
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : P0EL0SP64503301
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 24 , 20 , 16 , 11 , 5 X
Write Speed : 24 , 20 , 16 , 10 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 4
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: HTS726060M9AT00
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: QSI DVD-RAM SDW-086
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On

Adapter 3

Description : Unknown Adapter

Driver
Description
Company : n/a
Version : n/a
Description : n/a

Attached Devices

Hardware Information

CPU : Pentium 4 1700 MHz
Bus Speed : 133 MHz
Motherboard : MTC Montara-GML
System : MTC Montara-GML
BIOS : Insyde R1.05
Memory : 1023 MB
Sound : Realtek AC97 Audio
Video : ?

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is not installed

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.59 160016 bytes December 16, 2003

Installed OS Patches

(Q810090) USB Update : Yes
(Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border : Yes
(Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices : Yes
(Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5 : No
(Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors : Yes
(Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby : Yes
(Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP : Yes
(Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP : Yes
(Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device : Yes
(Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update : No
(Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP : No
(Q815834) ‘Code 28’ Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation : No
(Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP : No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : Yes
(Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397 : No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : Yes