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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:42 am

I seem to be quite energetic tonight, so here's the firmware.

http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/dj_trance/0019.bin
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Postby dhc014 on Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:43 am

Cool, I don't think I've ever seen a PDF review before, but it is not a bad idea...
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hmm

Postby nickb on Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:20 am

I have this BTC 52x burner also, but with firmware 0012. I tried downloading from the link you provided for 0019 but it's invalid.

Dave, do you think this firmware will work for the BTC with the stop/play and fww buttons? I ask because the mitsumi drive only has an eject button, so I'm wondering if the firmware might mess up the function of the two buttons. What do you think?

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Re: hmm

Postby dhc014 on Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:24 am

nickb wrote:I have this BTC 52x burner also, but with firmware 0012. I tried downloading from the link you provided for 0019 but it's invalid.

Dave, do you think this firmware will work for the BTC with the stop/play and fww buttons? I ask because the mitsumi drive only has an eject button, so I'm wondering if the firmware might mess up the function of the two buttons. What do you think?

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Oops, I missed your link above, yes, it does not work...

Well, we still haven't confirmed that this drive is a BTC for sure. The only way to know for sure is to try. If you tryt it, then you can always flash back to 0012 if 0019 fails. I bet that the Mitsumi drive just has the second button covered up by the faceplate.
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Postby jase on Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:28 am

Well I have to say that the results do look uncannily like my BTC 48x.

* Audio extraction 40x
* CDRW read speed 32x
* Dodgy 99m disc reading
* The write speeds for various media are identical (apart from Prodisc that'll burn 48x on this writer, although my Prodisc discs are 40x rated so that may explain that one).
* Mediatek chipset (presumably the BURNProof implementation is Superlink, with no media detection switch?).

Sadly the 48x cannot be overclocked to 52x, or else I'd have been able to test the firmware out :(
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Postby Raz0rX on Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:20 pm

Bad news, I have got a bad burner, it doesn't burn correctly. Whenever I try to burn @ whatever speed, the drive spins up and spins down continueously. Burns can be successful but the disc burnt is...

So the testings might come a bit later (a day or two).
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:04 am

Image Is a BTC
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Postby Raz0rX on Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:56 pm

More testings are here:

http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/dj_tr ... eview2.pdf

I don't have any high speed RW discs, so I am not going test for the RW speed. But this drive uses P-CAV for RW.
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Postby Raz0rX on Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:01 pm

My next target will be the MSI 52xRW, I will test it once my workplace has one.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 22, 2003 1:24 am

Raz0rX wrote:More testings are here:

http://www.angelfire.com/theforce/dj_tr ... eview2.pdf

doesn't work now! :o :x
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Feb 22, 2003 1:26 am

Yeah, something is up with AngelFire... :oops:
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Postby Raz0rX on Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:46 am

This should work, I RAR the PDF file:

http://www.geocities.com/rrazorrx/mitsu ... eview2.pdf

Right click the link and click save link as.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:09 am

Raz0rX wrote:Right click the link and click save link as.

LOL i clicked it and IE doesn't seem to know about .rar it tried to open it - got a window full of junk.

RazOrX:
the .rar file is damaged - gives me a diagnostics message - unexpected end of archive.
won't extract.
downloaded twice just to make sure it wasn't a bad download.
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Postby Scour on Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:25 am

Hello!

He´s right, it doesn´t work, the rar-file is defect
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Postby Raz0rX on Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:25 pm

OK, I tried downloading that file from Netfirms, it works for me, file is ok, I un-rar it, no error. But I have uploaded to another place, try this {{{but set IE's web address to about:blank}}} because free Geocities web acc. don't allow link leaching.

http://www.geocities.com/rrazorrx/mitsu ... eview2.pdf

Please tell me if this doesn't work.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:45 pm


left click - get a Yahoo Geocities error "This page is not available"

right click - can download the file, but when opening it with Acrobat 5 i get the error message "There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired."

:o :x :x
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Postby Raz0rX on Sat Feb 22, 2003 4:15 pm

Dodecahedron, I have sent you the PDF file to your eMail. Just check to see if you have the file, in the mean time, I will try to fix this damn thing.
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Postby cfitz on Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:25 pm

Raz0rX wrote:http://www.geocities.com/rrazorrx/mitsumi52xcdrwpreview2.pdf

Please tell me if this doesn't work.

It's working fine for me at this time. Either you fixed it or there is something wrong with dodecahedron's and Scour's setups.

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:38 pm

still:
left click - get a Yahoo Geocities error "This page is not available"

but now:
right click - get an error message about not being able to open the site, requested site unavailable or cannot be found.

the 402K file you emailed me is just fine.

don't know what's up.. :x
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Postby Scour on Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:26 pm

Hello!

Please, send me the file, too.

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Postby dhc014 on Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:33 pm

I am able to download it using Right click-> Save Target As...

I uploaded it to my space here. You can just click it. I hope you don't mind Raz0rX :o
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Postby Raz0rX on Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:27 pm

Actually, thank you dhc014! Hope for those people who have problem viewing my links can get the correct file from dhc014's space! And of course, I don't mind that you put the file on your side 8)
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Feb 23, 2003 1:02 am

works fine from dhc014's link, both clicking and right clicking (downloading the file)... :)
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Postby Scour on Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:09 pm

Hello!

After Í´ve read the test, I think, this writer is not more than an average writer. I don´t understand, that Mitsumi doesn´t make it´s own drives :cry:
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:19 pm

Scour wrote:I don´t understand, that Mitsumi doesn´t make it´s own drives :cry:


Its cheaper to relabel someone elses. Even Plextor does that now.
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