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DVD Drives for Wii & Gamecube Backups

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by uou, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. rob7bt

    rob7bt Member

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    Hi from memory it could be a net framework error
    Have you got net framework installed (2.0),if you have try uninstalling net framework (3.0), if you have that then try rawdump again.
    Just a thought.
     
  2. Liddle

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    Just got a GDR-8161B. Now the problem is getting it to work! Have a Dell PC with only SATA slots and running Vista, so looking for either adaptors or an external enclosure. Everything external I find seems not to be Vista-compatible and now unsure whether I'll have similar issues if I go the internal route. Any suggestions, links or advice? Thanks from a newbie - will do my best to contribute more.(And thanks OP and others for this great thread)
     
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    I am assuming if the DVD drive will not work it WILL NOT read the disk or give the correct dump size?

    disk dump= 4,699,979,776 bytes

    I should be good to go.. correct?

    Thanks..

    K.
     
  4. mehrai

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    I just bought a GDR-8082N(Dell) F/W 0106. I also bought a 50 PIN JAE CD/DVD-Rom to IDE adapter and a Laptop CD/DVD-Rom To USB 2.0 External Slim Case and a IDE to USB2.0 Adapter DVD/CD/2.5"3.5"
    The drive will not read Wii games in the external case.(It will play movies though)The USB chipset in the unit is a Genesys GL811E.
    If I hook up the 50 PIN JAE CD/DVD-Rom to IDE adapter to the drive and connect it to my other USB enclosure (5.25") the drive works perfectly at about 1280MB/hr The chipset is a Oxford OXFW911-IQ-A.
    The IDE to USB2.0 Adapter DVD/CD/2.5"3.5" is utterly useless it seems.
    Does anyone have an answer.
    Are there any reasonably priced Laptop CD/DVD-Rom To USB 2.0 External Slim Cases around that use a Genesys chipset and actually work with this drive?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. brightspk

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    Hi,

    Yes does sound like the chipset in the USB/JDE connector...

    http://www.tiger111hk.com/product_info.php?products_id=53

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laptop-CD-DVD...ryZ74949QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    The latter i've used and on that drive... i did flash to 120 but i'm sure it tested the case on both firmware releases

    You could try flashing the drive to dell 120 firmware or even flashing the drive to the ibm firmware... that may solve your issue... but has a risk...

    What are your sympton's ?
     
  6. mehrai

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    brightspk,

    Thanks you for taking the time to answer. The links you provided are exactly the enclosures in question. I in fact bought mine at the 1st link. The Dell drive just revs up and down and does not seem to want to settle. I flashed the GDR-8082N to F/W 120 but it is the same. As stated before, the drive works perfectly with the other USB 2.0 5.25" enclosure I have. I may try to flash it to an IBM firmware.
    Which one do you suggest? I created a CD bootdisk and used the drive in my other system to boot to DOS to flash. It flashed perfectly.
    brightspk, if you were able to use a GDR-8082N in the said Laptop CD/DVD-Rom To USB 2.0 External Slim Case, it makes me wonder if I have a faulty Chipset in mine.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks,
    Rai.
     
  7. Katamari7

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    I just picked up a working drive off ebay.

    Friidump 0.4 works great with SSBB and Super Paper Mario.

    Drive model number is HL-DT-ST/DVD-ROM GDR8161B/0040
    Rips at about 1015 MB/hr on an external USB cart.
     
  8. brightspk

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    mehrai

    What are your symptom's... ?

    Does the drive work for movies / other data dvd's ?

     
  9. mehrai

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    brightspk,

    In either case, before at 0106 and after flashing to 0120 the drive will not work at all in the Laptop CD/DVD-Rom To USB 2.0 External Slim Case
    [​IMG] which I bought at the 1st link you mentioned above. I suspect the USB 2.0 decoder chip that this unit comes with.
    Have you used an external slim case on your GDR-8082N drives before and if so, could you tell me which one and where you bought the unit?
    The drives works flawlessly using a 50pin to Desktop IDE 40pin Adapter
    [​IMG]
    in a regular USB 2.0 enclosure. No problem with RawDump at all.

    mehrai
     
  10. brightspk

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    Hi,

    Same case.... 'Exactly...'

    Its fine on two machines, but does seam to suffer on one laptop...
    As you state, sounds like a chipset issue to me...

    I can get the drive to work on the laptop, but it can be a pain in the A£$E !
     
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  12. gilclose

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    cant find you on ebay please advise
    thanks
    gilberc
     
  13. gilclose

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    hi iam searching for a drive without to much luck
    i am located in australia, if you have ideas as to where ican find one i would be appreciative of your efforts to reply
    thanks
    gilberc
     
  14. peter1929

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    will a LG GSA4160B dual layer burner work ?
     
  15. LOCOENG

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    gilclose, lets watch the post padding/multiposting please.
     
  16. nick2281

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    Hey guys, new here but just wanted to add another confirmation that my (COMPAQ) GDR-8160B firmware 0012 does not work. I think it's something like this one someone posted:
    IDE/CDROMCOMPAQ_DVD-ROM_GDR8160B_____________0012_____

    Anyone wanna buy it for $24 shipped priority?
     
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    @nick2281
    If you want to sell it post in aD's Marketplace - link
     
  18. jbloggs

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    I'm sure the rip-off prices for these 'special' drives will now come to an end since it is now possible to backup games striaght from the wii to the PC via Wi-Fi using the newly released IOS249 and Wiihttpd and Homebrew channel. I have not done this myself but others have successfully. No more need for special drive, sd gecko or usb gecko.
     
  19. brightspk

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    I carn't recall who asked the question but you can use the

    CRC32, MD4, MD5, SHA-1 and ED2K hashes of dumped discs, so you can immediately know if your dump is good or not

    I still think these drives are a better option, dumping using the wii regardless of how is still putting strain on the drive.

    I surpose its simply a matter of which is the cheapest to replace if you lost it ?

    the wii drive or a rawdump / friidump drive - i'd imagine the rawdump/friidump drive...

    a new wii drive would invalidate your warranty and you may want an engineer to install it for you if your not to good at it...

    Just my point of view... ;-)


     
  20. wii75

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    Sort fo off base, but I saw this link posted earlier for an install of the Wii Mod D2CPro and am curious what is the song playing? Can anyone tell me?
     
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