Just saw the Chat on this in the Chat section of 1.Z8 FW. Guess Ill wait and see what comes of it.
Well I picked one up after seeing some questions if they would work for Xbox 360 ISO burning.
Works great actually. 5 straight burns all disc quality checks well under required specs.
My issues is right now I have about 30 mkm-001 Verb discs left. Id like to try a burn at 4x on them since my iHas did better on quality when I burned my mkm-001 @ 4x.
I know this was an option because the drive allowed it but you could also achieve this by using MyCE program to modify the FW.
I did a dump of my Sony 5280S drive with BINflash NECtool. I loaded that factory FW into MyCE and tried editing the 001 disc write speed like I had before with my iHAS.
When I try to flash the custom FW it gives me a checksum error ( which I assume is due to a required amount of lines in the code or for the FW to be signed or something).
Id like to know if there is an option to over speed burn with the Sony drive.
I 17:38:30 ImgBurn Version 220.127.116.11 started!
I 17:38:30 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 17:38:30 Total Physical Memory: 7,993,036 KB - Available: 6,814,324 KB
I 17:38:30 Initialising SPTI...
I 17:38:30 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 17:38:31 -> Drive 1 - Info: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S 1.Z8 (D (ATA)
I 17:38:31 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 17:39:17 Operation Started!
I 17:39:17 Source File: C:\Users\HTPC\Xbox 360 Games\Hitman Absolution.dvd
I 17:39:17 Source File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)
I 17:39:17 Source File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes
I 17:39:17 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 17:39:17 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 7fe8000
I 17:39:17 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 17:39:17 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 17:39:17 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 17:39:17 Destination Device: [1:0:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-5280S 1.Z8 (D (ATA)
I 17:39:17 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00)
I 17:39:17 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x
I 17:39:17 Destination Media Sectors: 4,267,040
I 17:39:17 Write Mode: DVD
I 17:39:17 Write Type: DAO
I 17:39:17 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 17:39:17 DVD+R DL Reserve Track: No
I 17:39:17 Link Size: Auto
I 17:39:17 Lock Volume: Yes
I 17:39:17 Test Mode: No
I 17:39:17 OPC: No
I 17:39:17 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 17:39:18 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)
I 17:39:18 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 17:39:18 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,133,520
I 17:39:18 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 17:39:24 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 17:39:25 Filling Buffer... (80 MB)
I 17:39:26 Writing LeadIn...
I 17:39:30 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 17:39:30 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 17:39:30 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)
I 18:01:48 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 2133520 - 4267014)
I 18:24:15 Synchronising Cache...
I 18:24:16 Closing Track...
I 18:24:29 Finalising Disc...
I 18:25:47 Exporting Graph Data...
I 18:25:47 Graph Data File: C:\Users\HTPC\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-5280S_1.Z8_FRIDAY-DECEMBER-14-2012_5-39_PM_MKM-001-00_2.4x.ibg
I 18:25:47 Export Successfully Completed!
I 18:25:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:46:29
I 18:25:47 Average Write Rate: 3,179 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,350 KB/s (2.4x)
I 18:44:47 Close Request Acknowledged
I 18:44:47 Closing Down...
I 18:44:48 Shutting down SPTI...
I 18:44:48 ImgBurn closed!