Hi there readers ,
As you might have guessed from the subject , i am the no-so-proud owner of a Philips DVDRW416K DVD+R(W) 4 speed DVD writer.
Because this writer has the crappiest media-compatibility list i have ever seen , i decided to transform it into a Nec 1300A with some hacked firmware.
Because i purchased 100 Ritek 4 speed DVD+R’s , which i was only able to write on 2.8 speed. And that sucks.
First of all , i needed a flashtool to write the firmware with.
This flashtool can be found here.
Then i needed a hacked firmware , which transformed my DVDRW416K (A rebadged Nec 1100A) into a Nec 1300A.
I used this hacked firmware for this.
And then ?
Then i made a nice bootdisk (Every Windows XP can do this for you) , put both the flashtool and binary fimrware on it and booted my system with it.
Backup old firmware ?
Of course. First extract the original firmware to OLD.BIN and then flash it with the other one.
Yes. The DVDRW416K now thinks it’s a NEC 1300A and Nero supports it.
Media compatibility ?
Sure. Every damn media is supported at the moment. I should even be able to write DVD-R(W)'s with it.
The first experiment was to try to write the Ritek 4x DVD+R at 4 speed. The writing was succesful , but when verifying it , Nero reported two reading errors. (Two vob files could not be read).
The sedond experiment was to try to write the Ritek 4x DVD+R at 2.4 speed. Both writing and verify was succesful.
Later on i will try more tests.
If you have any comments , please let me know.
Thanks go out to RPC1.ORG