VOM-12E48X Upgrading Firmware

Hi ! im new here and i was hoping to make my drive 6X upgrading to 12X so,
i install the 100D500C firmware for the Artec “VOM-12E48X”.
i entered the command : mtkflash 4 w /m 100d500c.bin
then it starting some updating…bank01 or something all the way until 12.
after it finished the updating it ask me to reboot…and i did that but…its still 6X???

any clue what i did wrong? :confused: :confused:

Welcome to cdfreaks :slight_smile:
The only thing you did wrong was buying the drive. There are no DVD media at all supported at 12x write speed, as far as I know. What is the media code of the disks that only allow 6x burning ?

but then the Memorex DVD-R says 1x-16x tho…lol ~_~

The disk might allow this write speed, but the firmware for your drive does not. Post the DVDIdentifier output of your 16x disk, including the “Write Descriptors” section.
Here is an example output.

well umm heres the “Write Descriptors” section:

** INFO : Drive = (null) VOM-12E48X - [FW 100D] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:RITEKF1]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = [B] 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 3245 kBps ( 2.34x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write [/B]Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 2770 kBps ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 1385 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

i noticed it says " 6.00x " as the highest speed…~~
but is that the MAX speed of my Drive? or CD? ?

Descriptor #1 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

It doesn’t cpount what speed your drive can burn here, it is limited by the media & firmware.

And RitekF1 media is only recommended for good burners (Nec, Pioneer, Benq maybe).

but…the firmware i got from here: http://info.ultima.com.tw/fae/Service_e/nl/home/firmware.asp.htm

should have let me burn at 12X . but no effect after i flashed my drive? unless i flashed wrong :frowning:

I doubt that the 100D firmware supports 12x writing at all. Your RITEKF1 media is not supported, so it is burned with a default strategy. Here is the media code list:

Media Code Speed Edit V SE

Firmware: ARTEC    VOM-12E48X      100D

Overall supported media types:   92
DVD+R/RW supported media types:  52
DVD-R   supported media types:   28
DVD-RW  supported media types:   12

DVD+R/RW supported media types:  52
         001-000 4x,2.4x,1x
AML      001-000 4x,2.4x,1x
CMC -AG  R01-000 2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x,2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  F01-001 4x,2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  R01-000 4x,2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x,1x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x,2.4x,1x
DAXON    AZ1-001 4x,2.4x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
DAXON    D42-000 2.4x,1x
INFODISC A10-001 2.4x,1x
IS01     001-000 4x,2.4x,1x
LD       A02-000 4x,2.4x,1x
LD       S03-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
LONGTEN  002-000 4x,2.4x,1x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x,2.4x,1x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x,1x
MCC      001-000 2.4x,1x
MCC      002-000 4x,2.4x,1x
MCC      003-000 6x,4x,2.4x,1x
MCC      A01-000 2.4x,1x
MEDIA ID 001-000 4x,2.4x,1x
MKM      A02-000 4x,2.4x,1x
NANYA    CHX-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
OPTODISC OP4-001 2.4x,1x
PHILIPS  010-000 2.4x,1x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x,2.4x,1x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x,2.4x,1x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
PRODISC  W01-002 2.4x,1x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x,2.4x,1x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x,1x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x,1x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
RICOHJPN W01-000 2.4x,1x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x,1x
RITEK    001-001 2.4x,1x
RITEK    004-048 4x,2.4x,1x
RITEK    M02-001 4x,2.4x,1x
RITEK    R01-001 2.4x,1x
RITEK    R02-001 4x,2.4x,1x
RITEK    R03-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
SONY     D11-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
YUDEN000 T01-000 6x,4x,2.4x,1x
YUDEN000 T01-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x,1x

DVD-R   supported media types:   28
AN30            2x,1x
AN31            4x,2x,1x
C@C MAG. AF1    4x,2x,1x
DAXON004        4x,2x
Dvsn            4x,2x,1x
INFODISC-R01    4x,2x,1x
LEAD DATA       2x,1x
LEADDATA01      4x,2x,1x
LONGTEN 001     4x,2x
MCC 00RG200     2x,1x
MCC 01RG20      6x,4x,2x,1x
MXL RG01        2x,1x
NANYA-JC001     4x,2x
OCTOPLUS        4x,2x,1x
ONIDTECH        4x,2x,1x
PVC001001       2x,1x
ProdiscF01      6x,4x,2x,1x
ProdiscS03      6x,4x,2x,1x
ProdiscS04      8x,6x,4x,2x,1x
RITEKG03        2x,1x
RITEKG04        4x,2x,1x
RITEKG05        6x,4x,2x,1x
RITEKG06        4x,2x,1x
RITEKM02        4x,2x,1x
TAIYOYUDEN      2x,1x
TTG01           4x,2x,1x
TYG01           4x,2x,1x
TYG02           6x,4x,2x,1x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   12
DAXON_RW2X01    2x,1x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x,1x
MCC 01RW4X      2x,1x
PVCW00V00245    2x,1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEK004V11     1x
RITEKW01        2x,1x
RITEKW04        2x,1x
TDK401saku=3    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x

booo well that solves it =’( . forget artec! >=[ ill buy a pioneer!!!