Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

DVD writer Is it possible to upgrade my DVD writer to a faster speed via firmware. I have DVD8421 maximum speed is 24x. XP home operating system. Many thanks

Posted by on

  • raz3 Feb 28, 2008

    Many thanks answered my query

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 317 Answers

No, the only way is if you upgrade the drive to a better model than what you have.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a G320 laptop with 512 SO-DIMM DDR400 and 1 GhZ procesor ,OS WIN XP, how can I run my G320 faster


Hi,
There is nothing much that can be done to speed up the system as it can not go beyond 1GHz Processing speed, but several operating system tweaks and some hardware upgrade could make a little but notable difference.
As for Hardware, you may increase the RAM. You can upgrade memory on ECS Elitegroup Computer G320 upto a maximum of 1.0 GB (The ECS Elitegroup Computer G320 takes the PC2100 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs Memory)
Secondly, You may increase the size of PAGE FILE, uninstall unwanted software, Remove unwanted start-up items, Clean Junk Files/ Temporary files, De-fragment the Hard Disk to achieve the maximum speed and performance that EliteGroup G320 PC can give.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Sep 09, 2011 | EliteGroup G320 Notebook

1 Answer

I have acer aspire 4520.I have upgraded to windows xp sp2. The empowering technology does not work.It says " the specified file is not found".I cannot find the empowering technology software...


Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook Technical Specifications:


Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.
Storage 120GB* hard disk drive Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
-Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write - 24X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
Try http://www.notebook-driver.com/laptops-information/acer-aspire-4520-notebook-technical-specifications/ for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

Hope that clarifies your situation.

Dec 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a Samsung DVD writer drive.Some of my games are not properly installed and giving the massage CRC failed if i abort the system give the maasage that system is not modified.is it problem in DVD drive...


It is possible that you DVD writer is at fault however the most likely problem is the media that you are using some media have more successful burns with specific writers independant of your burn speed I never burn a DVD-Video at greater than x4 . I suggest you look for a samsung firmware update for your writer this might improve your burning.

It is also a good idea to check with VSO inspector for a percentage of success with the media that you are using and your DVD burner, it will give you a percentage success rate for the combination the lower this is the greater the possible failure rate.


I suggest that you use a combination of ImageBurn with DVDinfopro HD to test this theory, create ISO of you problem DVD's and test at what point the failure occurs, I also recommend using AWS (auto write speed) downloaded mine from HERE you have to import it into imageburn I also included is a text file for info only describing the DVD's I have so far that I have included.

Contact me for more help if needed.

Dec 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

Unable to write files in dvd writer


Go to the manufaturers web site and update the firmware.

May 18, 2009 | Philips LITE-ON 20x DVD RW Drive -...

1 Answer

Dics Drive Upgrade for Toshiba Satillate.


As far as i know thats impossible. Your optical diskdrive is made just for those speeds that you have on it. You cant change the manufacture settings and speed it upp, or make it to an dual layer disk.
Buy a new one whit the needs that u want and replace the old one. Its easy done and its not that expensive.

Good luck to you

Nic

Feb 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

1 Answer

Change the dvd writer speed


you did not specify the company name of your writer.
you can change the speed of your writer using a tool called Media Code Speed Edit (MCSE) which is able tomake your DVD writer read and writer faster. If youhave LiteOn, Benq, PHILIPS, HP, LG, NEC, newer PIONEER, Cyberhome,Gigabyte, Samsung and Artec DVD writers, you have a good chance to playwith MCSE and speed up your drive.

MediaCodeSpeedEdit allows you to change the write speed for your mediaand to add new media codes to your firmware by renaming an alreadyavailable media code. The new media code name can be entered manuallyor can be imported from the DVD Identifier media code output to be surethat no special characters are lost. This kind of media code renamingwill remove the original media code name from the patched firmware, soit is no longer supported by the firmware.

Real adding of additional media code names would mean to shift andextend all internal media code tables or patching all media codescanner for all supported firmwares, which would be a quite complextask. So don't do it if you don't know what you are doing.

MCSE basically hack or edit the firmware for your DVD writer and thenyou flash the hacked firmware to update your DVD writer to supportfaster read or write speed. If you don't know where to get your DVDwriter's firmware, you can head to Media CodeSpeed Edit forum to get help. Here is the link to download MCSE
http://www.anonym.to/?http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/MediaCodeSpeedEdit.zip
please rate the solution if you like..

Feb 03, 2009 | Sony Vinpower Digital SharkCopierHDD to 8...

1 Answer

No read no write


One possible source of difficulty is there are different blanks for "slow" recorders (1x - 4x), "high speed" recorders (4x-10x), "ultra speed" recorders (12x-24x), and "ultra speed +" recorders. The disc manufacturers had to change the way the discs were made to accommodate each successive improvement, so older recorders don't work with the newer disks.
It is possible for some 4x-capable "slow" drives to use the "fast" blanks with a firmware upgrade, but there is no advantage to doing so since you're still limited to 4x recording (unless, of course, you're unable to find "slow" CD-RW blanks).
CD-RW discs for the faster drives are labeled with a "High Speed", "Ultra Speed", or "Ultra Speed +" logos. Make sure you buy the right blanks for your drive.

Jan 15, 2009 | LG (GCE-8527B) CD-RW Burner

1 Answer

Pioneer DVR-109 DVD±RW...


This ahs to with speed of recording of the CD/DVD try reading CD/DVD burnt at a lower speed like 16x.

Most DVD writers has low maximum reading speed as compared to CD-ROMs.

You can try burning a CD on it and then reading it, if reads then it shows that other cd were burnt at faster speed than it can read.

If it read lower speed CDs then you can just add an additional DVD/CD-ROM just to read faster speed disks.

Mar 24, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-109 (44121479) DVD±RW...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...