MS-8348A packet writing problems

V

vd.kooi

Guest
Another one

Today a friend came with his PC with some trouble.
Nothing spectecular, repaired, but I noticed a new CDR/RWin his system.Self installed he said proudly.
Exactly the same as mine....the famous MSI 8348A.

He said it worked fine execpt the packet-writing with InCd which came with the 8348A.
I once showed him the easy way of backing-up with this tool(DirectCD). He also wanted to use this but...........
System freezes....never able to format a CD.

MSI.....WAKEN UP AND DO SOMETHING?!?!?##@@@@%%$$!!!
 

dhrto

New member
CORPORAL
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
13
Still no update. Seems MSI doesn't really care. Or they don't know how to fix it and are waiting for the guys over at Optorite to fix it first. (The MS-8348A is an Optorite OEM drive).
Anyone dared to try out the optorite firmware 150E? If so, is the packet writing bug fixed in it?
 
A

andy23

Guest
I have the same problems with formatting CDRWs. But now, it seems so, I find a way:
First format CDRW with Nero (Menu Recorde/format CDRW a take the slow way to format) and after finishing this, go to format with INCD. Now the CDRW works OK, except that 700MB Disk only have 572MB after formatting. But I can live with this problem.
Greetings!
 
V

vd.kooi

Guest
Why

Yes, I am that angry I updated my firmware version 150D to 150E with the Optorite (windows)-firmware update
Packet writing gives the same problems. Writing a small file (with ECDC 5.x) to a 16x RW and than formatting goes well.
Formatting of a blank CD/RW ends after a few moments(like the 8348A firmware 150D version).
The with the trick formatted copying to that CD/RW gives the famous meanwhile famous result. Error message.
So updating for a better packet writing is ueseless.
BUT burning CD's with ECDC 5.x goes much faster.
When burning a program under MSI firmware 150D in ECDC 5.X the burning slows to 10 - 20 speed with buffer decending to 1%: viva burnproof.
When using the Optotrite 150E firmware to burn exct the same program to disc the results are 35-45 speed with a buffer 98-100%.

MSI for ...(whose) sake and my nightrest : DO SOMETHING OR INFORM US.
 
V

vd.kooi

Guest
Raise the Flag and open the Bottle. Don't ask me how but I obtained the beta-version 158D of the new firmware for the 8348A.
And you all won't believe... The format and reading/writing now goes perfect.
Have a little patience......all ends well.

Nice Easter and see/hear you.
 

dhrto

New member
CORPORAL
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
13
How did you get the beta firmware 158D??? Any chance you could post a link to it? Or did you get it from MSI and are you under some sort of NDA? And do you by any chance know how long it will take before the next official firmware will be released for the 8348A?
 

dhrto

New member
CORPORAL
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
13
I can confirm that vd.kooi is right. This beta firmware works like a charm. Packet-writing works perfect now.

However it seems they just limited the reading speed of CD-RW media to achieve this. I do have to do a little more testing to determine this.

Now all we can do is hope they release an official firmware update soon...
 

dhrto

New member
CORPORAL
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
13
It's been a couple of weeks now, and still no official update... ;(

The 8348A is an Optorite oem-drive: CW4802 48x16x48. Maybe MSI needs to wait for Optorite to update their firmware first or something?

I just hope that they don't forget about the older CD-RW's now they got newer and faster models out.
 

rbonduk

New member
SERGEANT
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Messages
24
Hi All,
If some of you have the new firmware and it works fine,
why don't you pass it on us, MSI don't seem to think we
need an update or they would put one on the web by now.

Richard
 

dhrto

New member
CORPORAL
Joined
Jan 14, 2003
Messages
13
MSI has released an official firmware update, 160D. The problems with packet writing seem to be fixed in it as well. MSI has included instructions for flashing your drive.
 
Top