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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.


My Results



I 17:38:30 ImgBurn Version 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 (Dicon_e_smile.gif (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 (Dicon_e_smile.gif (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!

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No that I know of, no.


and currently, the MCSE tool doesn't support the 1.Z7 / 1.Z8 firmware.


Yea I saw that. The values are all messed up when you load it in to MCSE.


I loaded the FW into HexEditor and found the entries for mkm 001 and 003 but Im lost beyond that as far as where the physical location of the write speed is in the hex.



LUK do you know why my results between Discspeed and DVDinfo are so different? I get above 95% scores on DVDinfo but the PIF and PI count is different and so is the average.

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That'll be why I couldn't see them then :)


The PIE/PIF scans are just rough guides. You could scan a disc with the same drive / program one minute and scan again straight after and they'd be different - not massively different, but different.


If two programs are drawing very different graphs (assuming scan speed etc is equal and the differences are beyond what you'd expect between 2 individual scans), it's probably because one of them is misinterpreting the values the drive is reporting. Sometimes you can write code based around the results from one drive and they're then wrong for another 'newer' one (from the same manufacturer).

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Makes sense. I assume though if the program says Disc Quality rating of 90-95% regardless of the PI and PIF count then it must be fine. I dont have any read issues with them.


Would a USB to sata connection going to the LiteON in an external case cause any issues with the reads?

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Can burn xbox360 xgd3 games with that pc dvd-recorder WITHOUT any program like burnermax payload tool 0.15?


Does anyone try to burn xgd3 games to disks like verbatim dvd+r dl made in Singapore? At what writing speed? Does it has successful verify?


Does it try to any other trademark of dvd+r dl except verbatim?

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