Home News Reviews Forums Shop


SB04 Firmware on Samsung SH-S182M

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

SB04 Firmware on Samsung SH-S182M

Postby 2Dogs on Wed May 16, 2007 8:38 am

I just discovered that the SB04 firmware in my Samsung SH-S182M has wrecked the drive's performance when writing to RICOHJPN R03 DVD+R media. Previously, with both the SB02 and SB03 f/w, it would write at almost 16x, writing a disk in about 6:40, and CD-Speed disc quality scans would typically show just 400 or so PI failures.

With the SB04 f/w, it can only write at 1.1x - taking about 49 minutes to write to a disk! To add insult to injury, the CD-Speed scans show a huge rise in PI errors and failures - the latter typically 15000.

Fortunately, I've been able to restore the earlier f/w - but is it common for a f/w update to be detrimental to writing performance in this way?
KHypermedia 8x4x12 (BenQ 800 clone) B2L7 BenQ DW1655 BCIB BenQ DW1650 BCIC Samsung SH-S182M KC03 LG GSA-H22N 1:01 TDB Lite-On SHM-165H6S HS0E Pioneer DVR-111D 1.29
User avatar
2Dogs
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:44 am

Re: SB04 Firmware on Samsung SH-S182M

Postby Wesociety on Wed May 16, 2007 10:25 am

2Dogs wrote:Fortunately, I've been able to restore the earlier f/w - but is it common for a f/w update to be detrimental to writing performance in this way?

It's not common, but we've seen some strange things like that happen before... Hopefully they will get in sorted in the next release.
http://WesleyTech.com <- Blu-ray Disc & consumer technology news, opinions & articles
User avatar
Wesociety
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: SB04 Firmware on Samsung SH-S182M

Postby Ian on Wed May 16, 2007 10:56 am

Wesociety wrote:Hopefully they will get in sorted in the next release.


I wouldn't hold my breath. They still haven't fixed the leadin bug.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI


Return to DVD Writers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron
All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.