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New Mad Dog Firmware

Postby noycan on Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:17 pm

Mad Dog Multimedia has a new firmware on their site for their 16x burner. The file name is MD-16XDVD9_FW_2F9.exe date and has a November 2004 date. Does anyone know which NEC firmware version this corresponds to?

The URL is:

http://www.mdmm.com/support/drivers.asp

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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:41 pm

NEC 2.18
CD-R version: 1.25
CD-RW version: 1.24
DVD-R version: 1.40
DVD-RW version: 1.35
DVD+R version: 1.58g
DVD+RW version: 1.37
DVD+R9 version: 1.26

MadDog 2.F9
CD-R version: 1.24
CD-RW version: 1.24
DVD-R version: 1.37
DVD-RW version: 1.33
DVD+R version: 1.56g
DVD+RW version: 1.37
DVD+R9 version: 1.24g
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Postby mikepraba on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:05 pm

Does this firmware work for NEC 2510? I have currently updated to 2.F7 firmware and works like a charm. is it possible to use this new version? If so, What are the advantages?
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Postby dhc014 on Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:41 pm

No, 2.F9 is for the 16x drive (ND-3500A) only.
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Postby noycan on Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:12 am

Thanks Ian. I wasn't aware that a firmware can contain differing versions for each media type.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:47 am

I find it funny that version 8 on the NEC retail is more advanced then version 9 of the Mad Dog OEM...
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:03 pm

NEC 2.18 allows Ritek DL burns@2.4X but doesn't allow SL bitsetting.
But MadDog 2.F9 can do SL bitsetting.
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Postby KenW on Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:48 pm

Mad Dog has released even newer fw. 2.FA oem 3500

http://www.mdmm.com/drivers/OpticalDriv ... FW_2FA.exe

MadDog 2.F9
CD-R version: 1.24
CD-RW version: 1.24
DVD-R version: 1.37
DVD-RW version: 1.33
DVD+R version: 1.56g
DVD+RW version: 1.37
DVD+R9 version: 1.24g

MadDog 2.FA
CD-R version: 1.24
CD-RW version: 1.24
DVD-R version: 1.37
DVD-RW version: 1.33
DVD+R version: 1.56g
DVD+RW version: 1.37
DVD+R9 version: 1.24r

NEC 2.18
CD-R version: 1.25
CD-RW version: 1.24
DVD-R version: 1.40
DVD-RW version: 1.35
DVD+R version: 1.58g
DVD+RW version: 1.37
DVD+R9 version: 1.26
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:00 am

geez, with all the revisions to Mad Dog's firmware... you'd think it'd be good or something.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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Postby bac on Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:03 pm

Poor maddog firmware - it gets no respect :). Unlike the "official" NEC firmware, the maddog firmware supports single layer +r and now +rw bitsetting. This can be more important than esoteric write strategies for those of us with older drives that require bitsetting.
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Postby IsLNdbOi on Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:43 am

Ok. So NEC's v2.18 firmware is the latest for the ND3500A? I have a Shuttle XPC and the ND3500A is the only optical drive in it. What version of the firmware is the best right now? The official NEC v2.18 or the maddog firmware? Thanks.
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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:29 am

IsLNdbOi wrote:Ok. So NEC's v2.18 firmware is the latest for the ND3500A? I have a Shuttle XPC and the ND3500A is the only optical drive in it. What version of the firmware is the best right now? The official NEC v2.18 or the maddog firmware? Thanks.


There's a unofficial NEC 2.18 hacked, with added "SL bitsetting" from MadDog 2.FA. (Works great : believe me, it need some skill to do that !)

It's called "Liggy 2.18", and has now many many variants (adding all DL @ 4X, some other SL overspeed on many beta firmware...)

The original thread is here.
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