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LG 4163b Flashing to a Case?

Postby jberry on Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:51 pm

Anyone try upgrading the firmware of the LG 4163b when the unit is in an enclosure? Work ok?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:16 am

would you mind if i asked what external enclosure are you using with your 4163 ? USB2.0 or FireWire ?
and how well does it work with it?
can you reach 16x burns ?
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:52 am

well I tried it last night with my new 4163b....worked perfectly!!!!

I have a case tht uses both USB 2 and Firewire but I only use firewire...Have not tried the 4163b at 16x....I do have a Benq 1620 and some TYs....16x burning in this case is NO issue.

Awesome case:

paid $89 Canadian

http://computerplug.com/access_portable2.htm (got to this page from www.techcraft.com and searched for part number NME-FR918U2F)

look at the bottom for model NME-FR918U2F

case has a fan.

Don't know how good the USB 2.0 is as most boards I have looked at say Firewire is better the higher you go with speed requirements.

Will try the 4162b later...but as far as Benq is concerned I have no issues at 16x with TY media and this case.
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Postby supraman215 on Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:10 am

I did it to my 4160B in the case over USB 2.0. No problems.
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:40 am

what case do you have? any link to it?
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:56 pm

In my Mapower enclosure, flashing and writing up to 12x works, but 16x doesn't (the exact model doesn't seem to be printed anywhere on it :( )
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:02 pm

i'll try a 16x tonight...can 4163b do TY at 16x dvd-r?
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:29 pm

if you have some 16x ty media... :p

Use MCC-004-00 for 16x writing on that drive
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:53 pm

well.....the TY is 8x...on my Benq it does 16x fine....LG 4163b as aggresive? Never used it yet.....been busy selling the 4120b
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:01 pm

The LG drive does 12x on TY 8x +R and 8x on TY 8x -R
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:18 pm

I haven't found ANY DVD-Rs that will burn at 16x... however Optodisc 16x DVD+Rs, Ritek 16x DVD+Rs, Verbatim 16x DVD+Rs, and Philips 16x DVD+Rs will work at 16x. My CMC 16x DVD+Rs had slow down problems however.
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:19 pm

My CMCs didn't have slowdowns, but they had PIsum8 values > 1000 :)
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:46 pm

dolph:

I haven't found ANY DVD-Rs that will burn at 16x


Did you try TY? I have made numerous 16x burns with my benq 1620...tested and played in 4 players fine.

Are you saying that Nero will say burn is 16x but the Benq will not burn at 16x?

or do you mean that the LG will not burn at 16x

the 8x media I have from TY seems perfectly happy to be burned at 16x with the benq
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:48 pm

My results with the Plextor 716 on TYG02 @ 16x are also acceptable (though 12x is better). But for LG, you need 16x media
Are you saying that Nero will say burn is 16x but the Benq will not burn at 16x?
Don't say you didn't tell Nero to display the current write speed :o it does write them at 16x
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:57 pm

jberry wrote:dolph:

I haven't found ANY DVD-Rs that will burn at 16x


Did you try TY? I have made numerous 16x burns with my benq 1620...tested and played in 4 players fine.

Are you saying that Nero will say burn is 16x but the Benq will not burn at 16x?

or do you mean that the LG will not burn at 16x

the 8x media I have from TY seems perfectly happy to be burned at 16x with the benq


I meant the LG 4163B... the BenQ DW1620 is MUCH more compatible/capable :wink:
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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:59 pm

I thought so....I will report back later on what my 4163 can do with the TY....I am glad it flashes fine via firewire though.....LG always makes flashing sound like a problem
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Postby alexnoe on Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:01 pm

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Postby jberry on Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:54 pm

well as others have said...8x with ty 8x -r...nothing else :-?
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