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You want a PCI card based on the Silicon Image 3112/3114/3512 (3512 is the latest model) chipset. (like the one you were linked to in post #20)

 

What you've linked to there is using a Via chipset.

 

Optical drives are very fussy about the controllers they're attached to.

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So are you saying it won't work?

 

And I know it may be cheeky but since you're in the UK, ya think you could maybe point me in the right direction of the one i need?

 

Thanks a lot.

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You only need to eBay for 'sata 3512' (and tick the 'Include Description' checkbox).

 

i.e.

 

http://desc.shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&rt=nc&_nkw=sata+3512&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=15&_sc=1

 

And within those search results you'll find an item like this...

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-eSATA-2-SATA-RAID-PCI-Card-Adapter-Converter-3512-/170620568082?pt=UK_Computing_CablesConnectors_RL&hash=item27b9c74212

 

Once you've got the card, visit the Silicon Image website and download the 'base' bios + flasher program. Flash the card with the 'base' bios (because you don't want the RAID one).

 

It might seem like a pain but you only have to do it once and then you can forget about it.

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Thanks man, appreciate you taking the time to find one for me. I will look into this right away.

 

On a side note, other than the PCi card, what do you think of using a caddy to house the Optiarc?

 

I found one here that the seller said was suitable, let me know what you think

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250656923749&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

 

 

 

Does using a caddy affect the performance at all?

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Thanks man, appreciate you taking the time to find one for me. I will look into this right away.

 

On a side note, other than the PCi card, what do you think of using a caddy to house the Optiarc?

 

I found one here that the seller said was suitable, let me know what you think

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2506569...&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

 

 

 

Does using a caddy affect the performance at all?

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I found one here that the seller said was suitable, let me know what you think

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2506569...&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123

 

 

 

Does using a caddy affect the performance at all?

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A very low price. That's nice. I have my Optiarc 7260 mounted in a similar one and no issues here.

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Fantastic news sweetheart, and thanks for the quick reply. Maybe they should call you Lightning instead :).

 

So you definately think this is the way to go and that I would get no issues?

 

One other thing, would I need a SATA PCI card in addition to this or is it not required?

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If your computer has a USB 2.0 port, no need for a SATA internal card.

 

Only drawback with some caddies is that they might create a semaphore time out issue. Only way to know is to buy a pig in a poke. :|

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So what exactly is the semaphore time out issue, and what is the percentage that it could happen with my chosen enclosure? :)

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It errors out with that error during a burn. Bur I haven't seen it much the latest year and non of the caddies I bought have had it. Much more common for 5-7 years ago.

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Cool, I don't think I will suffer from that as both the Opiarc 7260S and the caddy are pretty recent, plus this time theyare both NEW, not refurbished. I should have listened to ya in the first place and saved myself a lot of time/screaming/crying/more crying in the process by getting the Optiarc to start.

 

I will keep you posted on my progress and updat you when the drive arrives on how it goes. Until then :)

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Right, I've been very busy lately, but I'm here as promised to let everyone know of my progress.

 

I got the Optiarc 7260S and the caddy after a reasonably long wait (Easter holidays) and mounted it with no problems at all, aside from my huge hands not getting on with the tiny screws. Hooked it up to my laptop, and inserted the same media discs I had been using before.

 

The booktype was automatically changed to DVD ROM which was handy, and after tinkering with all the necessary settings, I set about burning my first Xbox 360 backup.

 

What followed was one of the most nerve racking half hours in recent memory, as my now pesimistic attitude was just waiting for some kind of bulls**t error to incite the inevitable red mist rage that would end with me assaulting someone with a Verbatim disc. But...

 

FINALLY! It burned without problems, verified without a hitch, and when put into the console, finally released me of my scratched disc worries as it booted perfectly. I have now had hours of fun on this disc, FIFA 11 btw (awesome), and it has yet to display a single jaggy of any sort. I have burned 5 more backups since then and all have been perfect.

 

I just wanted to thank all the people who aided me by replying to this topic, without whom I would still be crying rather loudly in a corner somewhere smashing a Pioneer 111d into my forehead.

 

Particular thanks go to the bombshell that is Cynthia, who recommended the beautiful Sony Optiarc. I wish I had listened to you sooner lady, instead of going with what was supposedly the best drive around. So thanks a lot.

 

 

One last note to anyone out there suffering with the stuff I did, pay no attention to urban myths about backup burning. Burning at speeds of 2.4x is unecessary, as I burned all mine at 4x with no problems at all.

 

And also, don't run out and buy a Pioneer drive assuming because it worked for one person that it will for you, I made this mistake and could have saved myself a lot of grief. So do your homework first.

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Thanks for the support. I just have a quick question.

 

Although I have had no problems burning, I have noticed that the speed is constantly set to 4x even when I select 2.4x. I believe this is because of the disc, as it says writable speeds are 4x 6x and 8x. I have purchased some verbatim 2.4x max write speed discs just to experiment. Will the optiarc burn these at 2.4x like I want, or is there something I need to do to make it respect this choice?

 

Thanks

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You have to look at the 'Supported Write Speed' text in the disc info box on the right when you're in Write mode.

 

The speeds listed there are the ones your drive/firmware supports on that media. Without hacking the firmware, there's nothing you can do to change that.

 

As has been said several times before on this forum, burning at 2.4x is not the be all and end all of DL burning. There's nothing to say your drive won't produce a better quality burn at 4x than it does at 2.4x anyway (if supported in the first place).

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Ok got ya. I checked what you said and it said the media supported 4x 6x and 8x. But like I said, I have bought some 2.4x maximum burn speed Verbatims and was wondering whether the Optiarc supported 2.4x burning. Everywhere I've checked says it does but I wanted to double check. Is there any where to prevent the drive or IMGburn to not change my selected burn speed and to go with the one I stated?

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I guess since you're asking rather than just doing/trying is that your discs haven't arrived yet :)

 

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7263S 1.03 (ATA)

Current Profile: DVD+R DL

 

Disc Information:

Status: Empty

State of Last Session: Empty

Erasable: No

Free Sectors: 4,173,824

Free Space: 8,547,991,552 bytes

Free Time: 927:32:74 (MM:SS:FF)

Next Writable Address: 0

Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x

 

DVD±R DL Boundary Information:

L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,086,912

Changeable: Yes

 

Physical Format Information (ADIP - L0):

Disc ID: MKM-001-00

Book Type: DVD+R DL

Part Version: 1

Disc Size: 120mm

Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

Number of Layers: 2

Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)

Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track

First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

 

Physical Format Information (ADIP - L1):

Disc ID: MKM-001-00

Book Type: DVD+R DL

Part Version: 1

Disc Size: 120mm

Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

Number of Layers: 2

Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)

Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track

First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

 

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

Disc ID: MKM-001-00

Book Type: DVD+R DL

Part Version: 1

Disc Size: 120mm

Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

Number of Layers: 2

Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)

Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track

First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

 

Performance (Write Speed):

Descriptor 1...

-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00

-> EL: 4173824 (0x003FB000)

-> RS: 6,925 KB/s (5x) - WS: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)

Descriptor 2...

-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00

-> EL: 4173824 (0x003FB000)

-> RS: 6,925 KB/s (5x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)

 

So in answer to your question, yes the Optiarc 726x series will burn 2.4x Verbatims (MKM-001-00 dye) at 2.4x.

 

The drive has the final say on the burn speed. You can make the program ask it to burn at any speed you like (from the drop down list), but the drive will just ignore anything it doesn't support.

 

As I mentioned in my previous reply, you can sometimes hack/modify the firmware to adjust supported speeds. There's a program called 'MediaCodeSpeedEdit' for exactly that task.

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Hey thanks man :)

 

Yeah, spot on, I can't actually try for myself yet as they have yet to show up, so asking the pros is the next best.

 

So in theory, can I expect to be able to burn at 2.4x with my new discs, or will I get ignored again by the Optiarc? And, is there any risks to using the program you suggested e.g hardware failure and the likes?

 

Thanks again for your patience good man.

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So in theory, can I expect to be able to burn at 2.4x with my new discs, or will I get ignored again by the Optiarc?

 

The answer to that was in my post.

 

Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x, 4x

 

Using MCSE will of course invalidate your warranty on the drive - as you'd be flashing a non standard firmware into it.

 

If you do it all properly, I'm sure there's no actual harm in doing it. Personally, I wouldn't bother though.

 

You've got some discs that can burn at 2.4x now and you don't need to burn the 8x ones at 2.4x, it's just a waste of time.

 

If Optiarc didn't see fit to support MKM-003-00 at 2.4x, what makes you think you know better?!

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Thanks a lot, I won't bother with the flashing then. I'll update once I have experimented.

 

All of this will probably come in useful to some poor bastard who is having trouble will this whole process, so we have kinda wrote a detailed HOW TO guide with this entire thread, can't hurt.

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Ok, just burned the new discs I bought at 2.4x. The burn went without a hitch, but horror of horrors, I got a no seek complete error during the verifying stage at around 50%. I don't have the log but it was something to do with I/O error and had a bunch of numbers on it...any sugestions?

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Ha never knew that, good to find out though. Anyway, here is the log of the failed 2.4x burn. On a side note, I did try the same discs again on 4x and it did burn and verify without problems, but I didnt pay an extra 2 quid for the same results lol. So have a look for me mate. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I 12:10:11 ImgBurn Version 2.5.5.0 started!

I 12:10:11 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)

I 12:10:11 Total Physical Memory: 980,756 KB - Available: 364,416 KB

I 12:10:11 Initialising SPTI...

I 12:10:11 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 12:10:11 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-S082H SB00 (D:) (ATA)

I 12:10:11 -> Drive 2 - Info: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S 1.03 (E:) (USB)

I 12:10:11 Found 2 DVD±RW/RAMs!

I 12:12:32 Operation Started!

I 12:12:32 Source File: C:\Users\Danielle\Desktop\mvl-dr2d.dvd

I 12:12:32 Source File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)

I 12:12:32 Source File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes

I 12:12:32 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM

I 12:12:32 Source File Volume Set Identifier: ec67c000MS UDFBridge

I 12:12:32 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)

I 12:12:32 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF

I 12:12:32 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)

I 12:12:32 Destination Device: [0:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S 1.03 (E:) (USB)

I 12:12:32 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x)

I 12:12:32 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824

I 12:12:32 Write Mode: DVD

I 12:12:32 Write Type: DAO

I 12:12:32 Write Speed: 2.4x

I 12:12:32 Link Size: Auto

I 12:12:32 Lock Volume: Yes

I 12:12:32 Test Mode: No

I 12:12:32 OPC: No

I 12:12:32 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 12:12:32 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)

I 12:12:32 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM

I 12:12:32 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760

I 12:12:39 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!

I 12:12:40 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)

I 12:12:41 Writing LeadIn...

I 12:12:45 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)

I 12:12:45 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)

I 12:12:45 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)

I 12:32:46 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3827487)

I 12:53:13 Synchronising Cache...

I 12:53:14 Closing Track...

I 12:53:27 Finalising Disc...

I 12:54:54 Exporting Graph Data...

I 12:54:54 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Danielle\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7260S_1.03_12-MAY-2011_12-12_MKM-001-00_2.4x.ibg

I 12:54:54 Export Successfully Completed!

I 12:54:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:42:21

I 12:54:54 Average Write Rate: 3,154 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,563 KB/s (2.6x)

I 12:54:54 Cycling Tray before Verify...

W 12:55:01 Waiting for device to become ready...

I 12:55:12 Device Ready!

I 12:55:14 Operation Started!

I 12:55:14 Source Device: [0:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S 1.03 (E:) (USB)

I 12:55:14 Source Media Type: DVD+R DL (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x)

I 12:55:14 Image File: C:\Users\Danielle\Desktop\mvl-dr2d.dvd

I 12:55:14 Image File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)

I 12:55:14 Image File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes

I 12:55:14 Image File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM

I 12:55:14 Image File Volume Set Identifier: ec67c000MS UDFBridge

I 12:55:14 Image File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)

I 12:55:14 Image File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF

I 12:55:14 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)

I 12:55:14 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX

I 12:55:14 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)

I 12:55:14 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)

I 12:55:14 Verifying Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)

I 13:01:01 Verifying Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3827487)

W 13:01:08 Failed to Read Sector 1913792 - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:04:41 Retrying (1)...

W 13:04:43 Retry Failed - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:05:08 Retrying (2)...

W 13:05:11 Retry Failed - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:05:15 Failed to Read Sector 1913792 - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:05:18 Failed to Read Sector 1913793 - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:05:21 Failed to Read Sector 1913793 - Reason: No Seek Complete

W 13:05:23 Failed to Read Sector 1913794 - Reason: Unrecovered Read Error

W 13:05:27 Failed to Read Sector 1913794 - Reason: Unrecovered Read Error

W 13:05:29 Failed to Read Sector 1913795 - Reason: No Seek Complete

E 13:05:32 Failed to Read Sector 1913795 - Reason: No Seek Complete

E 13:05:32 Failed to Verify Sectors!

I 13:05:36 Exporting Graph Data...

I 13:05:36 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Danielle\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7260S_1.03_12-MAY-2011_12-12_MKM-001-00_2.4x.ibg

I 13:05:36 Export Successfully Completed!

E 13:05:36 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:10:18

I 13:05:36 Average Verify Rate: 6,193 KB/s (4.5x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 15,898 KB/s (11.5x)

I 13:05:39 Close Request Acknowledged

I 13:05:39 Closing Down...

I 13:05:39 Shutting down SPTI...

I 13:05:39 ImgBurn closed!

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