Upgrading Sony CRX210E1@LTR52246s gives read problems

vbimport

#1

Just tested last weekend. I’ve flashed my drive back with original Sony firmware (2YS2) and made some scans of CD’s I’ve burned earlier with LiteOn’s firmware. I notified I don’t get any yellow block and drive doesn’t make so much noise as with LiteOn firmware. Same CD tested with LiteOn firmware gives a lot of read errors?!

So my concluison is : it is not really good idea to @ this drive with LietOn firmware and then use this drive as reader.


#2

the reason it doesn’t make as much noise is that the sony firmware restricts the drive to 40x unless u do their dumb “turbo mode” thing. this in turn is probably the reason why u don’t read the same errors w/ the sony firmware as u do w/ the lite-on firmware, cuz there are fewer read errors at lower speeds.


#3

@AZImmortal

I don’t get any error on my LTD-165H and this drive is reading CD’s much faster than my writer. So what U say about not getting error’s because lower speed is not logical. My point is that LiteOn firmware doesn’t control the drive’s speed on the proper way.


#4

u don’t seem to understand what i’m saying. the sony firmware defaults to 40x read/write speed unless u hold down the eject button for 5 seconds, in which case it’ll enter “turbo mode” and allow reading/writing up to 52x. lite-on firmware has no such restriction and is in “turbo mode” all the time.

the LTD-165H still reads cds slower (at 48x) than the 52246S (at 52x), and the default sony reads slowest of all (at 40x).


#5

The funny thing is that enabling TurboBoost limits the drive to 40x whereas disabling it increases the speed… odd, no?