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New Sony DRU-710A Firmware - Adds 12x DVD-R and 4x DVD+R DL

Postby Ian on Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:54 pm

This firmware should be up on Sony's website shortly, but I also put it up on our mirror for those that want to check it out.

http://s87915552.onlinehome.us/cdrlabs/710_BYX2.exe

It will work with the 710A and 710UL.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:30 pm

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Postby Justin42 on Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:32 pm

Wow... that's very cool. Sony seems really good about adding features via firmware where so many other manufacturers would just release a new model.. (like when the 500A's got 4X DVD+R burning when the 510's came out).

I know, I know, it's a rebadged LiteOn (or Optorite?) but still...
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:46 pm

It's a Lite-On. Sony told me about this firmware update back in early October. It took a little longer than I expected for them to release it.
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Postby Noua on Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:00 pm

I think it's important to mention some specs of this drive:

Writing Speeds:
DVD+R DL: 2.4X CLV (max.) Now: 4x
DVD+R: 16X CAV (max.)
DVD+RW: 4X CLV (max.)
DVD-R 8X Z-CLV (max.) Now: 12x
DVD-RW: 4X CLV (max.)

CD-R: 48X CAV (max.)
CD-RW: 24X Z-CLV (max.)

Read Speed:
DVD-ROM (single layer): 16X CAV (max.)
DVD-ROM (dual layer): 8X CAV (max.)

CD-ROM: 48X CAV (max)
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:14 pm

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Postby code65536 on Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:38 pm

Sony's international website had it up quicker this morning; it was there by 5 AM Pacific. :o The American website seems slow; it never even posted the BY02 upgrade. :-s

Anyway, 8x and 12x for DVD-R should also now be P-CAV instead of Z-CLV, so that's an added benefit to the upgrade. :D
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Postby jamesh on Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:11 pm

I have the 710A, with the latest firmware, but in nero I can't burn CD-Rs any faster than 40x. Any ideas why this is?

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Postby Noua on Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:15 pm

It could be the media itself but nowadays I think that there isn't many media that wont burn at least 48x...

Check your media, if it's not a media issue try upgrading Nero. Use Nero Info Tool to check for maximum burn CD speed...

Other than that it must be ASPI issues... At least with the short info that's what crosses my mind...
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:51 pm

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Postby dhc014 on Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:12 pm

jamesh wrote:I have the 710A, with the latest firmware, but in nero I can't burn CD-Rs any faster than 40x. Any ideas why this is?

Probably caused by TurboBoost like always with Sony drives. Hold the eject button for 5 seconds and then higher speeds should be allowed.
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Postby jamesh on Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:43 am

Tried it and it worked! Thanks very much! Thats really strange, what is Turboboost?
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Postby code65536 on Sun Dec 12, 2004 1:51 pm

jamesh wrote:what is Turboboost?


Sony decided that 48x was not worth it. Not really that much faster than 40x. And carries the risk of poorly-manufactured discs exploding from spinning too fast.
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Postby RJW on Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:44 pm

Ian wrote:It's a Lite-On. Sony told me about this firmware update back in early October. It took a little longer than I expected for them to release it.

The hardware is.
But SONY does some firmware research themselves still.
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Postby code65536 on Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:45 pm

RJW wrote:But SONY does some firmware research themselves still.


I doubt it. Where did you hear this from?
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Postby RJW on Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:25 am

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Postby Wesociety on Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:42 pm

Doesn't every company that rebadges other products claim that "they" actually do the R&D? and that the product is "theirs" ? :roll:
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Postby Ian on Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:12 pm

The Sony/Lite-On situation is interesting though.. since parts of the SOHW series was developed by both companies.

Like RJW.. I too have heard that Sony does their own development. Oddly enough, it wasn't Sony that told me this.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:31 pm

Of course I knew about the internal parts, but I would suspect LiteOn to handle all of the firmware dev....
Interesting if both Sony and LiteOn are both working on the firmware.
Double the dev efforts, double the quality? :P Not in this case sp far :(
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