Tdk 880 firmware and Nec 2500a Question

vbimport

#1

I saw that the new Tdk 880 firmware came out. It’s version 1.33. I know there are new media ids in there, but has anyone compared the write strategies for previous media types to see if they are different? Nec may have changed some of the write strategies to improve writing.

Maybe the G04 write strategy has changed to improve writing quality.

Thank you.


#2

I am sure Herrie is looking into the write strategies used in the the new TDK 1.33 to find out if they work better than what is allready available:bigsmile:


#3

I need some suggestions on how to flash the 2500a with the newTDK firmware 1.33. I tryed both with dos and windows flasher but I did not succed.
Any idea?
Thanks


#4

Originally posted by beppes
I need some suggestions on how to flash the 2500a with the newTDK firmware 1.33. I tryed both with dos and windows flasher but I did not succed.

You first need to extract the firmware from the Windows flasher and then you can flash your 2500A with TDB’s DOS flasher.
The Firmware usually starts at Position 49152 of the EXE-file and is 1024004 Bytes long.


#5

Or you can just grab the RPC1 ripspeed unlocked version of this firmware from The Dangerous Brothers.

http://TDB.rpc1.org


#6

Thanks!!!
It worked!!!
Beppe


#7

vicvon,

I hope your right. The Tdk firmware maybe better since it is basicly a new Nec 2500a firmware. I hope Herrie compares all the write strategies to see if any of them has changed. From one post a person said that the Tdk gave better read performance. Hopefully, Herrie could add the better reading performace to his firmware.

The post I’m talking about is here
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94035
and here
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=92821


#8

Will windows 1.33 flasher works on my NEC 2500a which has
got 1.06 ripspeed unlocked one?

I don’t have a floppy drive to do DOS flash.


#9

No - you need DOS firmware installer. But you can burn Boot-CD (or maybe better CD-RW?) using boot image from http://www.bootdisk.com and content would be DOS firmware installer and FW file. Works for me.


#10

I have a boot cd. My secondary master is
NEC 2500A and secondary slave is
Samsung CR-RW. My computer won’t boot
if I put the boot cd in samsung cd-rw. It
boots fine to DOS if the boot cd is in
NEC 2500A. I can’t flash NEC 2500A with
a disc in it. Correct me if I am wrong. Any suggestions as to why I can’t boot to
DOS from secondary slave device.


#11

Go into your system bios to see if there is a secondary CDROM device that you can add into the boot order.
As far as booting to a CD in the 2500 & flashing… It can be done, but it’s not recommended.
If you want to do it, just use the bootcd to load dos and then navigate to the directory on your harddrive where the FW flash utility is located and then flash from there…


#12

In the system bios it only has hard disk
and cdrom but no second cdrom. Looks
like by default it picks up master device.

I can’t acccess mt C: drive from DOS becuase it is NTFS file system


#13
  1. On www.bootdisk.com website there is also support for NTFS.

  2. What about different CD with FW put into CD-RW drive and running flasher from it?


#14

Originally posted by Big
1. What about different CD with FW put into CD-RW drive and running flasher from it?

That will work. It would even work if you put the firmware on the CD that you are booting from.
It is just “safer” to flash your firmware from a harddrive.