List of Confirmed Discs That Burn And Verify With Max Firmware

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2011-10-23 at 09:23AM UTC #2695
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Master

Could u please post here

2011-10-23 at 02:27PM UTC #2707
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QuickMythril

i am using Optical Quantum discs (support 4x, 6x, and 8x write) that show up as RICOHJPN-D01-67 in my drive, which is the iHAS524 B (AL2A). my first two tries with an XGD3 iso and the Burner Max fw failed. one burned successfully (at 4x OPC on) and then failed the Verify at 2112448 sectors. the second (also 4x OPC on) failed to Write at 2116736 sectors. for reference, the first layer should go to 2133519, so they failed near the outer edge of the first layer.

for some reason i decided if i could burn the disc at 2.4x, it might be less likely to error. i did some research and found that the dvd drive firmware stores a list of media IDs and what speeds they are compatible with. i found a program and modified the firmware to think that RICOHJPN-D01-67 discs support 2.4x. my first burn was successful and also passed the verify. just to be sure, i put the firmware back to normal and verified the disc again at regular speed and it passed again.

i am now trying my second disc at forced 2.4x with OPC on. i have a few questions that i would like some opinions on. first, i used OPC on just because that was already checked. c4e says OPC off when burning at 2.4x verbatims, but do you think that only applies to that disc type? or does he say OPC off because it isn’t necessary for those discs. if you burn a verbatim at 2.4x with OPC on would it still be good? it seems to me that Optimal power calibration would always be better or equal but never worse. i also read online that some discs burn better at a faster rate, or rather slower isn’t always better, but in my case it is working. do you guys think these discs would be safe on xbox live? if my burner can verify the disc no problem, then the xbox should be able to do the same thing right?

2011-10-23 at 02:50PM UTC #2710
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andyhull

could u tell me what u used to change the firmware on your drive to burn at 2:4x

2011-10-23 at 03:05PM UTC #2711
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phrizz

Great info QuickMythrill, very thorough in the testing that you did. Your OPC question is one that I have as well, even though I only have Verb MKM001′s I would also like to know if OPC is/isn’t a bad thing if burning at 2.4x. I agree that “Optimal Power Calibration” sounds like a good thing regardless of burn speeds, but I truly don’t know. Last I checked, my OPC button was checked on but I don’t recall if I did it manually or if it was automatically set after ImgBurn installed.

If you were able to burn and verify 100%, before and after modding the firmware to burn your discs at a lower speed, I would say you’re good to go m8. I say yes, because you tested the disc both ways, if you had only verified after modding the FW I would be hesitant.

I’m with andyhull, what did you use to mod the firmware to alter the disc information? (ie. alter what the FW thinks the acceptable burn speeds are for certain media ID’s) This could be very useful for those who can’t get ahold of the Verbs!

Cheers m8 =)

2011-10-23 at 03:16PM UTC #2713
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CrRAR

If you guys want to scrutinize your burns further, get a scanning app to analyze the concentration of errors on disc like DiscSpeed (It’s free off Nero’s site, but it’s down atm).

2011-10-23 at 03:36PM UTC #2717
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phrizz

Nice suggestion CrRAR, I have DiscSpeed with my old 6.6.0.8 Ultra so I will definitely use it to further analyze the burn. Thanks m8 =)

2011-10-23 at 04:13PM UTC #2719
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QuickMythril

i found a program called Media Code Speed Edit (v 1.2.0.10). all i did was run the program, open my firmware (which was iHAS-524B-AL2A-MKM001MKM003-final.bin) and it listed all different disc types. i double clicked on DVD+R9 RICOHJPN D01-067. it asks you to choose a media code to replace this one, so i picked the other RICOHJPN which only allows 2.4x (note: now if i were to put in one of the 2.4x discs, it wouldn’t work so don’t pick a media ID you plan to use later.) then you just press save, and write the new firmware using flash utility.

you’re supposed to be able to change write and read speeds with the checkboxes on the right however the documentation said if they are grayed out then that feature is not available for your firmware. i am guessing all the burner max firmwares are going to be the same, so you will have to just do the media id replacement method. also i have now burned 4 discs with this media id at 2.4x (OPC on) and all passed verification so far. i will check into this DiscSpeed program and see if it can give further details on the quality of my burns.

2011-10-23 at 05:29PM UTC #2724
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Mclane

Might try a Mirror disc when I get my drive, brought 10 for a try and it wrote all but one out fine (I think that failed because my lazy bastard cat jumped on the PC as it was burning the disc). I doubt they will work well on the new FW but its worth a try if only to add them to the Do Not Use list in this thread..

2011-10-23 at 05:31PM UTC #2726
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twisted247

guys in stettings go to i/o then slide the slider just the first one for buffer from 40mb to say 80 i have nice cpu and lots of ddr3 so i raised mine to 512 max slider to right. no more verifing i/o errors its due to slow hdd so up ur buffer from 40mb

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2011-10-23 at 05:47PM UTC #2733
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doubledd

@QuickMythril nice 1 dude im away to play about with that kk

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