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Upgrade Pioneer 106 Firmware?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by XtremeR6, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. XtremeR6

    XtremeR6 Member

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    Hey guys, this is my first post to the forum. Great looking site!

    I bought a Pioneer 106 burner last summer and have yet to upgrade the firmware. I just recently bought some Memorex 8x -r media (haven't burnt one yet), but am contemplating wether, or not to upgrade to the latest firmware (1.08).

    I've never had a single issue with this burner, except the odd time I'd get a light circled ring in the middle of some discs after being burnt. I solved the solution by decreasing the speed from 4x, to 2x.

    I'd like to get the best performance out of this drive, so I leave the question with you experts :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Hi ZtremeR6, As the old saying goes, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But sometimes you can improve on the performance. If you rip with the 106D its probably locked at a 2x rip speed. A hacked firmware will allow it to rip up to about 12x. Quite a difference. Also newer firmware usually makes the drive more compatible with more media. If you don't rip with the burner and are having good results then I wouldn't mess with it. Here's a good site to read up on firmware.
    http://www.rpc1.com.
    Good luck.

    Jerry
     
  3. SparkeyNi

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    Check out some of the posts in the forum link below it may help you decide for yourself. Flashing a drive is something you have to decide for yourself as it can sometimes go wrong depending on the firmware.

    http://forum.rpc1.org/viewforum.php?f=2
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I rip quite a bit. I've maxed out at 4x :D

    I guess i'll have to take a read.. Decisions... Decisions..
     
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    Jerry746 Senior member

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    My Memorex dual format drive is actually a 106D. I flashed it with the hacked firmware from the site I listed. The improvement was 100%. I sure don't regret it one bit. Just be sure you read the instructions if not sure on how to do it. A flash done wrong will kill your drive.

    Jerry
     

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