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Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:59 pm
by Dartman
Cool, the DL burns they have posted so far look really excellent so far too. Would be nice to get one drive that does everything well for a change, and if it does it fast double win.
Some of the few 24x burns look very good as well, slight peak at the end but usually not a bad as some of the other 18 to 20x drives can be.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:05 pm
by Ian
Yeah, we'll see how these discs look with the BenQ. Writing quality always looks better on Lite-Ons.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:08 pm
by Ian
Okay.. I'm pretty damn impressed.

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Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:29 pm
by Ian
And here's Taiyo 16x DVD+R media at 24x...

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Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:03 am
by Scour
Wow, tahts fast 8-[

What about quality and burning a full dvd with Nero or something?

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:02 pm
by Dartman
I'd say the graphs he posted pretty much cover quality and speed. Thats a awesome burn considering it was at 24x, really looking forward to mine showing up, hope I get a golden sample [-o<

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:13 pm
by Ian
Scour wrote:What about quality and burning a full dvd with Nero or something?


I'll burn some more tonite.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:28 pm
by SithTracy
Is there a firmware hack for bitsetting DVD+R SL media yet?

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:56 pm
by Ian
It's only a matter of time. Once someone can extract the firmware, Liggy and Dee will probably have a bunch of hacks.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:22 am
by Scour
Dartman wrote:I'd say the graphs he posted pretty much cover quality and speed. Thats a awesome burn considering it was at 24x, really looking forward to mine showing up, hope I get a golden sample [-o<


Strange, only saw the speed graph when i posted this :o

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:20 pm
by Dartman
You might have posted just after he did and all the pictures were still loading so you only saw one of them I'd bet. depending on how many and size it can take a bit to completely upload and post everything.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:52 pm
by Ian
Verbatim 16x DVD+R (MCC 004) and 16x DVD-R (MCC 03RG20) burned at 20x.

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Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:09 pm
by Dartman
Theres some nice burns as far as PIF's go. My 203b only does 18x so far to a couple of medias, don't think I have anything left that it might have done 20 to.
Have you tried a few multiples on the same mid to see if it looks like the drive learns at all like our beloved BenQ's did.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:23 pm
by itsatarp
SithTracy wrote:Is there a firmware hack for bitsetting DVD+R SL media yet?

Thats an interesting question, are you infering that it currently does bitsetting for DVD+R DL media? I haven't seen anything to support that statement, can somone who currently owns one test this out? I need to replace my drive and would love to use this one, however I need the drive to be able to do bitsetting on DL media.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:35 pm
by SithTracy
Actually it already supports bitsetting DL, I am asking about DVD5 (SL Single Layer)... I guess I should have been more clear and asked if Liggy and Dee had worked it out yet... yet being the key word.

Ian... Nice burn of the Verb's DVD-R (MCC 03RG20)... I got a ton of that media and never had a scan above Quality Score 95 on my DW1640. Actually they average around 93. Sounds like it would be worth while to pick one of for the Verb -R media I have.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:44 pm
by itsatarp
Sweet, ordering one right now.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:50 pm
by Dartman
Once I knew it was a true NEC chipset and decided less then 30 on my card wont break me I jumped in too, mine should be here Monday.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:27 am
by Scour
Nice burn of the MCC 03RG20 (my most burned media atm), but MCC004 looks not very nice imho

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:06 pm
by Shaman
Ian,
My Mac Pro (early 2008) only has PATA connections for "Super Drives". Is there a version of the Sony Optiarc AD-7240S available for my system? Or a way to get my Mac Pro outfitted to accept Sata interface optical drives? Any help will be appreciated.
Best,
Richard

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:11 pm
by Dartman
They do make some SATA to IDE adapters, and IDE to SATA as well. I've bought the IDE to SATA here and they work well for me but I don't have a Mac. Try poking around here, pretty sure they have one that MAY work for you http://www.pcimicro.com

http://www.pcimicro.com/.sc/ms/dd/Contr ... TA%20(SATA)%20Interface%20Adaptor%20JMicro%20Chip
That might be the one you need.

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:16 pm
by Shaman
Dartman wrote:They do make some SATA to IDE adapters, and IDE to SATA as well. I've bought the IDE to SATA here and they work well for me but I don't have a Mac. Try poking around here, pretty sure they have one that MAY work for you http://www.pcimicro.com

http://www.pcimicro.com/.sc/ms/dd/Contr ... TA%20(SATA)%20Interface%20Adaptor%20JMicro%20Chip
That might be the one you need.


Thank you Dartman. Will follow through with your suggestions.
With appreciation,
Richard

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:16 pm
by Ian
You can get the drive for $27 shipped @ Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:07 pm
by Dartman
They are supposedly also coming out with a Light scribe version, and MAYBE a IDE version, not positive about the IDE but saw the 72401, I think it was, with light scribe on their product page. No Firmware updates yet but they do have the thing listed and the link for FW goes to all drives they make, just nothing for this guy.
I posted a bunch of my test burns on Freaks and everyone else is jumping in too so lotsa burns posted. My only burn to my last Verbatim old dl disk was not so great but it verified fine in the burner after, others have had much better burns with it.
I'd say with a update or two the drive may reach godlike burns :)

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:25 pm
by Scour
Wasn´t NEC-burners with LS made by Liteon?

Re: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD Writer - Lite-On or NEC Design

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:38 pm
by Dartman
I think they have been, thats why we all wanted to know if it was a TRUE NEC design/chip, which it is. I HATE LiteOn dvd burners myself and usually try to avoid anything with a mediatek chip in it, though my S203b isn't bad, just not as impressed with it as some have been.