Wesociety obtains a BTC 1008IM

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#1

Greetings BTC burner freaks!
I have acquired a BTC 1008IM drive to play with for a limited time.

The factory loaded firmware is 0055.
Here is the Nero InfoTool screenshot out of the box.


#2

I immediately updated to 0658.



#3

Here’s a scan of my first burn with this drive.
Not too shabby for this crappy MEDIA ID001 media.

General Information
Drive: DVDRW IDE1008
Firmware: 0658
Disc: DVD+R (MEDIA ID 001)
Selected speed: 4 X
PI errors
Maximum: 166
Average: 57.16
Total: 194102
PI failures
Maximum: 30
Average: 0.60
Total: 2042
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning statistics
Number of samples: 3396
Average scanning interval: 42.07 ECC
Glitches removed: 7



#4

Wes-O!

  • shame, shame!
  • your turn for an 832!
  • (not to bad for “cheap bastids media”)

#5

Uh-oh, it’s bichi the heckler! :o

Here’s the transfer rate test for the MEDIA ID001 disc.



#6

Looks like this BTC drive doesn’t do well with cheap-o LONTEN001 media.

General Information
Drive: DVDRW IDE1008
Firmware: 0658
Disc: DVD-R (LONGTEN 001)
Selected speed: 4 X
PI errors
Maximum: 3830
Average: 2409.29
Total: 5367908
PI failures
Maximum: 45
Average: 6.44
Total: 14343
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning statistics
Number of samples: 2228
Average scanning interval: 42.08 ECC
Glitches removed: 8



#7

I attempted to update my firmware with the exact same burner you have displayed in this post… It would not let me stating that there was an error with the flash types… What can i do so that i can update to 0658??? And when i tested my burner using nero it only averaged 1.67x… any thoughts on why… I am using the exact same model that you have displayed on this post… Thanx Wesociety!!!


#8

But… but… but… you were supposed to either get a 1213S or a 812S! :sad:

1/ What do you mean by a limited time?
2/ How does a disc scanned on a BTC compare with a disc scanned on your 411S?


#9

Hi Wes,
I think you should not rely too much on PI/PO scans made with BTC drives.
I often found out that discs that reported very high values with BTC drive (i have a 1004) were perfectly readable in both standalones and dvd-rom players and that, scanned with a Lite-On, they were under the 280/32 limits.
I also found out that in CdSpeed 3.0 my BTC 1004 gives better scans if the reading speed is set at Maximum instead of 4x. Don’t ask me why…


#10

Try it at 8x speed…

My results at 8x were horrible with most media…


#11

@ctwctw, make sure the jumper pins are set correctly on all your optical drives and hard drives (NO cable select). You may also want to try the “LiveUpdate” feature at www.drvupdate.com . If that fails you can flash your drive in DOS using MTKflash. Search the forums for more info :wink:

@code65536,

  1. I don’t plan on keeping the drive especially due to the poor reviews that it has received.
  2. Checking 411S scan vs 1008IM scans now…

@anarki, thanks for the tip, I’ll try max out also to see the difference.

@OC, unfortunately the only true ‘8X certified’ discs that I have are RitekR03 revision 001, and the 0658 fw only contains a max 4X write descriptor for this media.


#12

General Information
Drive: DVDRW IDE1008
Firmware: 0658
Disc: DVD-ROM (RICOHJPN R01)
Selected speed: 4 X
PI errors
Maximum: 78
Average: 11.51
Total: 39087
PI failures
Maximum: 14
Average: 0.09
Total: 308
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning statistics
Number of samples: 3397
Average scanning interval: 42.07 ECC
Glitches removed: 3



#13

Hey Wes,

What speed was that R01 burned at? 4x or 8x? Did you ever get a chance to see if the hacked firmware allowed 8x on 4x? TIA.


#14

That was RICOHJPNR01 burned at 4X.
I just loaded a new firmware that I hacked many medias to 8X with. :wink:
I’ll be testing a posting scans soon. :slight_smile:


#15

Bad news for 8X speedhacking.
It appears that the drive cannot handle the 8X RICOH hack.
Testing continues…



#16

No go in RecordNow either using a different blank JPNR01 disc.



#17

I can’t wait to see what you come up with as far as 8x burns with this drive. I owned one for two weeks and ended up returning it, because I couldn’t find anyone who had any success burning at the advertised speed. The drive was nice at 4x and very quiet, though. Also, does this drive ‘shift’ from 4x to 6x to 8x during an 8x burn, like the NEC? I’m wondering what the burn times are like at 8x, too.


#18

Yes. All drives that use Z-CLV do this shift. This covers virtually every drive, from BTC to NEC to LiteOn. Only very recently are we seeing drives that don’t use Z-CLV (like the Plextor 712A).

I’m wondering what the burn times are like at 8x, too.

According to the review at CDR Labs, BTC has the slowest 8x burn time of any of the 8x burners. Yep, there finally exists an 8x drive slower than than the NEC! :wink:


#19

Thanks. I just finished reading the article (plus the one they had on the Plextor). Yeow, 9 minutes for 4 gigs is pretty slow…but the sub 6 minute time of the Plextor is pretty impressive!


#20

Holy cats! What ever are you going to do with those extra 3+ minutes? :slight_smile:

(That said, I’m happy with 2x if the results are good…)