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liteon ldw411s upgrade to x8

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by viper6699, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. viper6699

    viper6699 Guest

    hope i've posted this in the correct section......sorry if not.

    i keep reading about a firmware upgrade for the above mentioned drive that will allow x8 spedd writing.

    can anybody confirm this for me and if so a push in the right direction would really be of help.

    many thanks for any help in this
  2. gotisos

    gotisos Guest

    damn that is the first I have heard of this, if you find out can you PM me, i'll do some googling right now to see if i kind find the firmware

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  3. gotisos

    gotisos Guest

    okay I went to lite-on's websites and found this post:

    Compatibility Problems:
    - Problems with cheap media (no manufacturer's ID) have been encountered.
    - Recording quality with low quality media (e.g. Princo, InfoSmart) is poor.

    - Good seek times for a DVD burner.
    - [bold] Can be upgraded via firmware to a LiteON LDW-851S with 8x DVD+R support. With the latest LDW-851S firmware, this drive can burn RICOHJPNR01 media and others at 6x and 8x Z-CLV with great results! [/bold]
    - Shorter than most other DVD burners.
    - Frequent firmware updates means good support for new media.
    - Great for backing up copy protected discs.
    - Compatible with KProbe for CD/DVD error checking.
    - Because it's a 4x drive, you can pick one up for next to nothing.

    - Poor instruction manual/user's guide.
    - Questionable build quality.
    - No Mt. Rainier support yet.
    - Does not read or write to DVD-RAM.
    - Poor burn quality on cheap media.
    - Questionable results with KProbe for CD-R/RW burns.
    - Bundled software is medicore.
    - Bundle does not include an IDE cable or blank media.

    here is the link to the post:


    this is the link to the firmware upgrade:


    (for some reason I got an error when I went to the page, it may just be my browser???)(sorry dead link, go to lite-on page 4 firmware)

    you may also want to go to cdfreaks.com and go to the lite-on forum, to see if there are any posts. i'm going to check it out in a little while, so i'll post my progress. I guess it only does dvd+r at 8x though, i'm probably going to test it, pm or post if ur going to upgrade the firmware, good luck!!!

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  4. bigshogun

    bigshogun Member

    Mar 27, 2004
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    Hi All,

    I have dont it. please contact me for more info works great too!

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