Sony dvd rw dw-d22a help!

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#1

I had just bought this drive from newegg. It only reads dvds at 8x instead of 16x. It will only burn dvd-r dvds at 8x instead of 16x. It has no firmware upgrades.

From looking around before I posted I have found out this model is just a rebadged lite on burner. The model is a Liteon SOHW-1633S.

Im a complete newb and have no clue what to do help is very much needed guys.

Thanks alot,
help a newb out


#2

It will not help you, repeating your questien i all forum.

Use the search funktion and read.


#3

I have but I have no clue how to use the oni patcher or flash firmware or why the firmware that came with it wont let me burn at standard speeds


#4

It write DVD-R at 8x, DVD+R at 16x.

Product Specification:
Model No. DWD22A
DVD-R 8x
DVD-RW 4x
DVD+R 16x
DVD+RW 4x
CD-ROM 48x
CD-R 48x
CD-RW 24x
DVD-ROM 16x
Buffer Size 2MB
Interface ATAPI/E-IDE

Use the search funktion “Sony dw-22a” and you will find the information I been giving to you.


#5

Yes, I did I know all the speeds and what they are suppose to be. But it is not reading or burning at those speeds. I am so lost right now any help would be great.

my aim sn is pasey2000

thanks for any help


#6

What’s the media code off your DVD.

Use DVDidentifier for this.

http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

You can’t burn the disk faster than supportet by the drive’s firmware.

You can not burn a 4x disk at 8x, because it not supported by by drive’s firmware.

It’s also possible that a 8x disk will only burn at 4x, if it a disk of inferior quality.


#7

its a 8x disc but I know it is burnable at 12x atleast and 16x because I know other kids that use the same media that I do.


#8

Again, post the media code. You can not get any help if you do not post the facts about the media you use.


#9

hello!
i have a problem with my sony dw-d22a! i can not enable the dma mode! the dvd works only with pio mode! i use windows xp professional! any help please?


#10

A few things you can try:

  1. Isolate the burner on its own IDE channel. Sometimes other devices on the same channel will prevent DMA mode from being enabled for a burner.
  2. Try a new IDE cable.
  3. Try the other IDE channel.
  4. Uninstall the IDE channel the burner is connected to in Device manager and reboot, letting Windows redetect it.

#11

thanks two degrees!
i have already uninstall the ide channel, but now it is detected as ultra dma mode 4! is that ok?


#12

Yes, that’s what you want. Happy burning!