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Sony dru500A Datawrite Red Top 4X speed

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by golddk, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. golddk

    golddk Member

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    Hi
    I bought 50 of datawrite red top dvd-r, but I can not write on one single one, I tried at 1 - 2 - 4X speed, I asked Sony and they only said they DO NOT support cheap disks, does anyone have then same problem ???.
    I bought them from Bigpocket UK.

    Golddk
     
  2. happynow

    happynow Guest

    I can burn at 2x or 4x with the Red tops on my 500ax no problem using nero. Did you flash the firmware recently? if so did you remember to disable DMA? you must disable it for the flash to work properly. Once done you can re-enable it again.
     
  3. scoobywrx

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    i had the same trouble with my u10 flashed with latest firmware just could'nt burn any datawrite disc at all and same with most other discs aswell sent it back and got 500ax and this loves them i bought 100 the first 75 went through a 4x no trouble then the last 25 either start at 4x then drop to 2x or 2x all the way through but no trouble other than that except this sony 500ax does'nt like burning cdrs
     
  4. golddk

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    Hello Happynow

    what firmware are you using ??
    mine is 2f
    golddk
     
  5. scoobywrx

    scoobywrx Guest

    im using 2f and i hav,nt changed since the 1st day i got it but the serial nos are different on the last 25
     
  6. happynow

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    Hi I am using 2.0f also. I have tried them all. 1c,1d,1e,1f,2c,2d,2e,2f Using Padus Discjuggler, easycd/dvd, Prassi, Winon, Alcohol, Clad, Instant copy cd/dvd, Dazzle, Ulead DVD Movie factory, Ulead DVD Workshop, Ulead Media Studio, Sonic Reel DVD, Sonic DVD Archetect, Sonic Vegas, and all the different rip/burn proggies out there. The only way I can burn at 4x times is using Nero and changing the settings for Nero in the registry.
     
  7. golddk

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    Hi, what do you mean by changing your Nero settings
     
  8. happynow

    happynow Guest

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\Recorder\CheckSupportedMedia

    Change the above from 1 to 0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero - Burning Rom\Recorder\CheckSupportedMedia

    and the above from 1 to 0

    You must fire up Nero first then change the above settings. I think the firmware tells it whether your media is "Certified" or not when Nero checks the drive on start up(well thats the only reason I can think of I'm only a novice). When Nero has finnished burning it will reset them to the default "1". So you must do it each time you burn.
    If it works for you, then export the 2 keys to your desktop after changing them. Then all you need to do is double click each one when you are ready to burn.
    I don't know if it will work for you, but it works EVERYTIME 4x for me. NO ERRORS. If I don't change the 2 settings it will only burn at 2x.
     
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    Thank you, I will try that, but the funny thing is that I burned 10 disk and all of them stop at 45 %
     
  10. happynow

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    The only time I have ever had coasters was the first time I flashed the firmware. I didn't disable DMA.
    After a couple of coasters I re-flashed it the proper way and all was well.
     
  11. golddk

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    I did disable DMA and put into pio, but it didn`t help must
     

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