TSSTCorp TS-L632D Problems

Hello everyone! I found this site through some searching. It looks like a great place.

I just purchased an ASUS S96J notebook from an online reseller. I have a TSSTCorp TS-L632D DVD burning drive. I wanted to burn a DVD, so I placed one of my blank 8x Sony DVD-R’s into the drive. Unfortunately, the drive took 5 minutes to finally read it as a blank disc! I’ve tried Sony discs that I already burned information onto with my desktop, and they take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes to finally load. My own DVD+RW’s load instaneously, blank or burned, and my friend’s DVD-R’s (I don’t know of the company) load instaneously as well.

Does anyone know of a possible firmware update or perhaps driver update I can get so my drive will read these discs in a timely manner? I already called my reseller, but they weren’t sure what I should do, other than uninstall the device and reinstall it (which does nothing).

Does anyone perhaps have any suggestions of better-quality media I should buy?

Here is what Discinfo has to say:

DISCINFO VERSION : 1.6.1.6
VENDOR : TSSTcorp
MODEL : CD/DVDW TS-L632D
REVISION : AS05
VENDOR SPECIFIC : Z
LOADING MECHANISM : Tray
SERIAL NUMBER : TS-L632DFirm
NUMBER VOL. LEVELS : 256
BUFFER SIZE : 2048KB
TOSHIBA CODE : OEM AS
TOSHIBA MODEL :
INTERFACE : ATAPI
RPC2 SCHEME : YES
STATUS : Set
USER CHANGES : 4
VENDOR CHANGES : 4
CURRENT REGION : 1
ANALOG AUDIO PLAY : YES
COMPOSITE OUTPUT : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT1 : NO
DIGITAL PORT-PORT2 : NO
READ UPC CODE : YES
MULTISESSION READ : YES
MODE 2 FORM 1 : YES
MODE 2 FORM 2 : YES
READ ISRC CODE : YES
READ BAD CODE : NO
BUFFER UNDER-RUN : YES
MT. RAINIER : YES
CAN READ CDR : YES
CAN READ CDRW : YES
CAN READ CDRM2 : YES
CAN WRITE CDR : YES
CAN WRITE CDRW : YES
CAN TEST WRITE : YES
CAN READ DVD-ROM : YES
CAN READ DVD-R : YES
CAN READ DVD-RW : YES
CAN READ DVD-RAM : YES
CAN READ DVD+R : YES
CAN READ DVD+RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RW : YES
CAN WRITE DVD-RAM : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+R : YES
CAN WRITE DVD+RW : YES
MAX CDR READ SPEED : 24
MAX CDR WRITE SPEED: 24

Thanks a lot!

I’m having a very similar issue…

My buddy bought a dell B130 with the TS-L632D DVD Drive in it. I’ve noticed that everything seems to lock up whenever any kind of burnt media is put it (CD-R, DVD+R, etc…). Dell’s site doesn’t provide the original flash nor do they have anything in their knowledge base. I’ve been looking around and I’m lead to believe that this is something that a firmware upgrade might fix. I’m hoping to get in contact with Dell today to see if one’s available yet.

I’ll try to keep you updated…

-Rick

This is no firmware issues but a drivers issue.

Any ideas on how do I fix it?

As of right now, Dell doesn’t offer any drivers or flashes for this drive. The only Samsung drives they offer drivers for on the Inspiron B130 are the TSST TS-L532B slim 8x DVD+/-RW and the TSST TS-L462C 24x slim combo. I have the TS-L632D slim 8x DVD+/-RW DL :frowning:

I’m ready to cry.

DRIVERS come with the OS.
You may want to test the drive in another computer, even with an slimline adaptor…

Well, I unfortunately don’t have access to any of those things. But, I have done a clean install of XP on it and I continue to face the same issues. My drive is also set to DMA so that’s not the problem either. TOSHIBAer said he was going to look into into it with his friends at Toshiba, but he didn’t make any promices. I’ll keep you updated.

Help…I am new to forums but not puters…I have a Dell XPS M1710…love the puter hate the DVD Drive…It seem to work fine when I first got it but now it is EXTREMELY slow…using all Proc resouces…speed will not go above 1.75x…when reading or writing…It is a TSST CORP. TS L-632D Firmware DE03. I have been investigateing on the net and finding several people with the same problem with this drive…but no solutions…ANY Help would sure be appreciated …
Thanks from the newbe…juggy203

Enable DMA mode.

DMA mode is enabled…checked that right away…

says DMA mode(if available)

That is the unimportant part.

What DMA or PIO mode is actually on?

It says Current Transfer mode - Not Applicable
Not sure what that means…but I’m think’in it can’t be good…

OK …guess that means my DVD burner is not on Primary IDE …Secondary IDE says device O is set to DMA if available…Current Transfer Mode: PIO …should I switch the transfer mode to PIO…???

Hi juggy203 :)…Current transfer mode: PIO is not good - you want Ultra DMA as the current transfer mode :wink:

Follow the steps in this thread to get your burner using UDMA :slight_smile:

Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA 2

That is what is should say. I have a Dell E1505 with that drive. Had an issue after a bios update, where WinXP ended up re-detecting the drive. If you can’t get Windows to recognize Ultra DMA 2…delete the drive from the system in Device Manager…as well as deleting the Secondary IDE. Upon reboot…Windows will re-detect both…and tell you to reboot again. When done…should be Ultra DMA 2 when you get back into Windows

WAHOO…back to proper speed again…problem for sure was Not being in DMA mode…I tried the suggestions in the thread you sent…but was still not having any luck…was Stuck in PIO mode…then found that DELL’s are a bit finicky in this area…I found a link to dell where there is a small program called “PIOtoDMA” which does all the settings for you…just run it and reboot…My XPS is back to being a complete speed demon once again …Thanks for all the help and anyone with the same problem on a Dell…here is the addy… you should definately try this…thanks again…

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=r53986&formatcnt=1&fileid=63977

Hey juggy203, glad you got it worked out, and thanks for posting the link for others who might have the same problem! :slight_smile:

Hi Folks. :eek:

I’m having the same problem as the original poster.
Everything is set to DMA.

I’ve searched the internet in vain for new drivers and/or firmware.

Does anyone have any other ideas? or places where a new driver can be found? (newer than 2001ish)

Thanks folks.
:bow:

I want to thank all the guys that contributed to this tread, I have the same system as Juggy203, and I am having the same problem. I am trying your fixes, so far my DVD playback is normal again, going to try and burn a disk now.

I want to thank all the guys that contributed to this tread, I have the same system as Juggy203, and I am having the same problem. I am trying your fixes, so far my DVD playback is normal again, going to try and burn a disk now.