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New Liteon Firmware for 52246S Today - 526S0C

Postby taxman150 on Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:58 pm

I was just thinking about flashing my Liteon drive to the 526S0A firmware and noticed that Liteon just posted a new firmware today - 526S0C. The description is again, "match more media." There is also a corresponding firmware upgrade for the 48X burner.

Here is the link:

http://www.liteonit.com.tw/english/engl ... rmware.htm

Anyone try it out yet?
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:02 am


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Postby Dartman on Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:12 am

Haven't fully tested it yet but it made my older 40x TY media burn at 52 and it would only do 40 before so so far so good :)
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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:33 am

I just installed it too.

I'll try a few things out and let you know.

I'm glad that we have programs like Flash Fix & MTKFlash to fall back on when needed...


Thanks for the info.


Here's the 1st test with the Verbatim 24x CD-RW discs:

Original 6S02 Firmware:

New 6S0C Firmware:

It's 6 seconds faster than the original firmware.

It's still writing in CAV mode.
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Postby MediumRare on Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:39 pm

Spazmogen is always quick on the draw with the Ultra-Speeds :D !

I can only second his remarks about MTK-Flash and Flash Fix: They sure helped when I did some systematic studies with this media for the LTR 48246S. Seems like now is a good time to pass these on...

The only significant change in write speed was in getting away from SID1 (limited to 16x). Apart from that, SS06 was about 10 sec. faster at 24x than other versions. I'm not sure how significant the error rate is- at least 10% variation between repeated burns- but SS0B seems to be pretty good on this count. I always used the same disk, fully erased between burns.

Verbatim DataLifePlus Ultra-Speed CD-RW (MC) 74min 16-24X
CD-Speed (V 1.02) write transfer rate:
Code: Select all
Firmware        SID1    SS06    SS09    SS0A    SS0B
Start           15.98   11.23   10.90   10.90   10.90
End             15.99   24.37   23.67   23.67   23.67
Average         15.99   18.59   18.05   18.05   18.05
Type            CLV     CAV     CAV     CAV     CAV

Test Burns (Nero, 651 MB / 74:05, Scans: CD-Doctor 1.0.4, max speed)
Code: Select all
Firmware        SID1    SS06    SS09    SS0A    SS0B    SS09    SS09
Speed           16x     24x     24x     24x     24x     16x     10x
Burntime        5:26    4:45    4:55    4:53    4:55    5:12    8:06
C1 Error (ave)   6.7    18.2    15.7    16.0     6.7    12.4     2.1
C1 Error (max)  28     162     158     148      64      40      24

Maximum C1 errors occur at end of disc.

First try with CD-R: 24x Intenso(Prodisc), burned fine at 48x (like before). No significant change in error rate either => no real need to update.

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Postby mcmail on Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:56 pm

just to let u know my site now have the edited sony versions of the Liteon firmwares:)
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Postby Alejandra on Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:01 am

6S0C made a huge difference on LG/Prodisc 48x media :o

Maybe I need to re-test some CMC media...

Tired of hackintoshes and went with the real deal.
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