TDK VeloCD 40/12/48B

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#1

Ok I have a question about this drive, I read in a forum that this drive is made by Lite-On and the Original by Sanyo and the Sanyo have 4MB Buffer and the Lite-On based have 2MB Buffer, now, what is the best drive??? can I upgrade this to a 48X writing??? I buy this drive today the B version and in the store have both version the original and the B version, is a good opcion to change the drive for the original, because this have more buffer???

Thanks for any help.:slight_smile:


#2

TDK VeloCD 40/12/48 B = LiteOn 40125S

All you need to know is available here www.cdrlabs.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=128&page=Intro


#3

Sorry but this dont answer my question:( That is a review page and is really good review,but I need some to answer my question pls. :slight_smile:


#4

The Sanyo version of it ( X ) you won’t be able to OC to 48x by using mtkflash

So, it’s up to you what you need - 4 MB buffer or a possibility of OC’ing


#5

So… can I OC my B version made by Lite-On to 48X Writing with this mtkflash???:confused:


#6

Sure, no doubts about it , since it’s LiteOn inside :wink:


#7

I got this drive. If thats the case which firmware file do I use to do so?


#8

Sorry if my help request may be redundant!

I just got a TDK 40/12/48B (supposedly ~ Lite-On 40125S) and would like to OC it to 48x. I have read up on using mdkflash but am not sure which BIN file to use. I am guessing I should use one of the firmware for 48125W (vs01, 02, 04 …06). Please correct me if I am wrong and which vs0’s version you suggest I should use from your experience? Thank you in advance for your input and advice… :slight_smile:

Lastly, the firmware page show both Binary and Windows options. OC requiring Binary via mdkflash only? Or can it be done via Windows .exe file as well?


#9

I installed the firmware on my TDK lastnight and works like a charm. At first POST and Windows would see a TDK 40x12x40x (even though its a 40x12x48x). I put the drive as master and applied the firmware for the LTR 48125s and now Post and Windows sees a LiteOn LTR 48125s drive.

I was able to burn at 48x last night. Took 2:09 to burn a 55minute audio cd.

Best $39 I spent!

You’ll have better luck using the DOS base firmware hacking. Windows doesn’t always work.


#10

I figured it out shortly after the post, thanks for the reply. I used the 2 floppies method, because the single DOS bootup floppy does not have enough space to backup the originial BIN file. Everything work like a charm, as you’ve stated! Windows recognizes the drive as Lite-On LTR 48125W, and all my burning softwares also worked fine. True, a great bargain at $40 from CompUSA.:wink:


#11

Same here. Atleast I know someone who has a backup of the TDK firmware :slight_smile:


#12

Where can I get the mtkflash and the correct firmware to OC my TDK 40/12/48B???

Thanks!!!


#13

Hi !
Just try to think a little and there’s a straw to grasp at :smiley:

cdfreaks.com/firmware/Firmware/


#14

Thanks to OC_Freaks,

Go here to get the mtkflash(1.48) file,
(A) http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42502

Got here to get the firmware you need for oc,
(B) http://www.cdfreaks.com/firmware/Firmware/
get the LTR-48125W firmware from the Lite-on subdirectory

Be sure to read the FAQ at
© http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42344

Once you boot up with MS-DOS floppy, and use a 2nd floppy containing the mtkflash & BIN to flash, that’s it. Be patient…:slight_smile:
Be sure to follow instruction, to the very spacing, from site (A).

Good Luck,


#15

I don’t see why it’s so ?

You can have the both mtkflash and .bin on the very same DOS diskette.


#16

Thanks guys all of you are awesome and thanks again for your support.

One more thing, if I flash with wrong firmware or something bad happen, can I turn back with my backup firmware???

The FAQS is made for DOS, the Windows program work??? I read some post and everybody use the MKTFlash and the Binaries.


#17

If that happens ( and we hope not ) then you simply send me a e-mail or PM ( by clicking on my “private msg” button )
and i’d send you the jumper trick explanation straight away ( as I usually do )

Good luck ! :wink:

P.S. you do need to flash it in DOS w MTKFLASH and .bin.

Forget about Windows, that’s not for you …so far :bigsmile:


#18

Finally my CDRW is OC at 48X Writing, I made some test with a full CD 700MB and this is writing in 2:33. In 650MB maybe write less time but I dont test this yet.

This is cool now I have a Lite-On LTR 48125W:bigsmile:

Guys can you helpme one more time:bigsmile: I failed to backup my old firmware, is someone here have the same CDRW (40/12/48B) and this firmware Z7SB, pls :bow: post here or notified me, this firmware is not in CDFreaks firmware page, is strange but this is the original firmware version for my CDRW


#19

You would rather start a new thread , kind of like FW Z7SB for TDK 401248B is WANTED !!!

Not many would see your current request if you left it like now.


#20

You’re right, thats is a good idea. :bigsmile: