View Full Version : OC a cdrw?

02-24-2002, 08:00 AM
ok, this page has info i was hoping to find :)


however, after doing it, i don't get the performance i was looking for, and i've coaster'd 4 cdr in the lst few days :(

problem is, i want to go back to what it was and the links for the origonal BIOS on that page don't work and i'm not so sure the one i have is the right one

i tried to flash back to the origonal bios (100E_10N.bin), but the LED on the drive just stays red now - damn

sooooooo - i RE-reflashed back to the 9300, and it's working normal - i haven't tried to use it at the highest setting yet

anyone know where can i get the origonal? my searches didn't turn up anything

02-24-2002, 08:36 AM
Well that's why they always put this in

[b]We do not take any responsibility about possibly problems/errors/data loss/etc. Do it at your own risk!
but contact them and they would probably be able to help you.

02-24-2002, 10:46 PM
thats a silly thread, at today's prices, 130 $ for a Plexwriter 24X.... wow.

02-25-2002, 05:55 AM
Some of us can't exactly afford to buy new stuff all the time. I wish I could manage to fork out $300AUS for a plextor drive..

02-25-2002, 06:18 AM
if i was gonna buy a new drive, i'd just get a DVD-RAM and b done with it

of course, that would be after i win the lottery....

02-25-2002, 12:20 PM
ever heard of selling your old one and upgrading?

02-25-2002, 01:23 PM
If you get a choice between a 16x and 20x AOpen CD-RW, buy the 16x - and flash it with the 20x firmware. They are the same drive :cackle:

02-26-2002, 05:09 AM
ct you do not want a DVD-RAM drive. I have a creative DVD-RAM and I hate it. If you wanna go with rewriteable DVD then do with a DVD-RW they are better suited for normal use. You can burn movies to a degree with them and they will work in most DVD-ROM drives. THe DVD-RAM on the other hand resides in a cartiage and can only be played in a drive like that

02-26-2002, 08:19 AM
I'd say don't buy an AOpen, they are corporate partners with Acer, and Acer = A****

02-26-2002, 08:31 AM
I had some success with a 4x4x20 Ricoh CDRW drive. I flashed the BIOS with one for their 6x4x24 drive and the drive would burn CDR's at 6X as long as it liked the media you were using. That drive was real picky about media so I fed it mostly Sony & Kodak media and got some very good use out of it before I sold it on eBay over a year ago.:thumb:

03-01-2002, 03:49 AM
oooook, DVD-rw it is then, but again - that is if i win the lotto!

i emailed them @ that age, but got no response as yet - so my cdrw won't work at more than 4x right now, without errors :cry:

03-31-2002, 10:18 AM
well damn

a month later and still no reply from these guys :angryfire:

anyone here have the same HP9100+ and have some way of making a copy of the firmware and mebbe send it to me?


puuuuuuuuuuhhh-leeeeeeeeezzze! :thumb: :cheers:

03-31-2002, 12:35 PM
I'd say don't buy an AOpen, they are corporate partners with Acer, and Acer = A****

You've already posted this in other threads..... why not just stick it in the whining forum? :hmph:

03-31-2002, 02:55 PM
I'd say don't buy an AOpen, they are corporate partners with Acer, and Acer = A****

Well I can't agree totally with that

Aopen IDE DVD-ROM model 1648AH read speeds are the worst i have ever seen

however, i got an ACER 40x20x10 IDE-CD-RW drive and I could not be happier with it, i get constant 20x records, never had a coaster even without using buffer underun system, so i guess Acer are ok,

03-31-2002, 10:35 PM
I went thru 2 Acer Cd-rw's and Never had a problem with them....My first one was a 4x and that ws like 2-3 years ago....gave it to my firend and it is still going strong...and he uses it everyday! -Music Freak-

04-01-2002, 12:48 PM
Well, the most recent Acer hardware I have come in contact with are their 52X - CD-Rom's... A friend I have come to know recently, had just bought three of the drives brand new. One for for himself, his family, and his girlfriend. And within about three months, (in computers that are barely used) the drives would randomly spin up and rattle, for minutes at a time. And if there was a cd in the drive, anything you were trying to do took far longer than it should take, because during the process, it would stop and then try to start again, making a reving sound. Rev ... pause... rev... pause... One of the drives even would randomly open one inch completely by it self.

Apart from that, I have a friend who once bought an Acer from Best Buy, and the thing was nothing but problems the entire time he had it. And he was very computer-competent.

Those are my experiences with the company... So yea, maybe Acer makes a good item once in a while, its pretty hard not to, but at least with the experiences I've had, I'm staying away from them. shrug

04-08-2002, 11:53 AM
ok, so i got the origonal 9100 .bin

but now:

It seems to be the right file, but I can't burn anything at all now. Nero, CloneCD, and NTI all freeze up. I have to restart the pc to quit the app.
With nero, it gets the "scanning SCS/IDE bus" and freezes. With CCD, it loads the app's screen, then freezes, and with NTI, it loads everything fine, but freezes when a blank cd is put in.

drive works fine as a plain cdrom




04-16-2002, 02:50 PM
i paid $85.00 for my 32x lite-on,

i benched a 24x lite-on next to a sony 24x and the lite-on walks all over it,

beat it by a two full minutes on a 600mb file

04-20-2002, 08:57 PM
Sugestion - Buy a new CD writter c'mon there almost as cheap as chips lol.

04-25-2002, 06:10 AM
$55.00 FOR A 32X12X40

It's a Cyber. I am not sure of quailty of it.


You all should go to


It's a good search engine for computer part prices.