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Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/24/2001 4:52:31 PM   
Jonathan Spiers

 

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I've asked this question a couple of times already, but have had conflicting answers. In the drives that can't copy SD2, Is the problem to do with the hardware of the drive itself, or could updated firmware 'fix' the problem?

Is SD2 to do with EFM encoding of regular bit patterns - what the hell is that anyway?

Very confused

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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/24/2001 5:00:17 PM   
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Answering my own question a bit, it looks like they can certainly be stopped from burning SD2 - this is a quote from http://cd-rw.org/SafeDisc_2_info_and_Plextor_12/safedisc_2_info_and_plextor_12.html (possible a conspiracy theory)

-New Plextor firmwares are SafeDisc 2 'blocked'
-Newer Plextor drives (determined by TLA number) are SafeDisc 2 blocked by firmware and also locked to prevent downgrading to an older firmware revision.


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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/24/2001 6:21:50 PM   
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It's hardware .
The plextors are not sd2 locked they just are not capable of copying sd2 protected discs.
If it was a conspiracy , why is the latest plextor capable of copying sd2 ?


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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/24/2001 8:21:26 PM   
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I think possible its a combination of both chipset and firmware issues. Probably the chipset needs slight modification to be able to write the so called "weak sectors".

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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/25/2001 1:32:00 AM   
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That would be hard it is most likely the firmware updsates prevent copieing because companies get paid by macrovision, etc


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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/25/2001 5:53:49 AM   
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Macrovision paying somebody ? Bull****
All hype . Prove it


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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/25/2001 11:47:56 AM   
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quote:

That would be hard it is most likely the firmware updsates prevent copieing because companies get paid by macrovision, etc



I don't think that is possible...Examples are the Plextor 24x and LiteOn 24x models which can copy SD2 without any problems. Of course who knows about SD3...

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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/26/2001 5:57:36 PM   
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I believe that the laser beam itself can read anything speaking from the aspect of physics. The whole drive reading capability depends on its internal programming which is highly affected by the firmware. However, just flashing a drive to a working protection-skipping firmware would not be recomended.



Edited by - ant on 08/26/2001 18:03:22

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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/30/2001 3:34:01 PM   
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quote:

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Of course who knows about SD3...



Any word on this? Are they going to release it?


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RE: Can Non-SD2 Drives be fixed by firmware - 8/30/2001 6:55:45 PM   
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You bet they will!...

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