BTW, this drive is originally in beige but turned yellowish after a while. We hope that some of the problems will be fixed with future firmware upgrades. We can now say that this isn’t true. Thermal conditions There are no any complains about its thermal conditions, though I do not recommend you to install other devices tightly to its lower surface. Follow the procedures below to reset the region counter back to 5. Start with the PC powered off. There is also a rumour that latest drives cannot be flashed even with official future firmware updates, which is very bad and should trouble users.

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We hope that some of the problems will be fixed with future firmware upgrades. Okay, flashing was actually worse this time, compatibility mode was useless even with drive as slave.

If you hold down buttons too long your PC will hang, if this happen just start again. The front panel also has a rubber layer which eliminates noise and protects from dust.

The disc was dirty and with some light scratches, enough to cause problems to wsus of the tested drives. About Me digimonX Singapore Email: I got to know this trick posted here from a friend, which is specifically for Asus dvd-rom drive model DVD-E I’ve tried this a couple of times.

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While employing AI Auto Speed Adjustment, the well-adjusted motor rotation speed can minimize CPU utility, reduces the noise caused by spindle air, maximizes efficiency of the drive and prolongs the motor’s life.

Asus DVD E – DVD-ROM Drive – IDE Manuals

Original E is a mediatek chipset based drive, and IMO a pretty bad drive thus this thread. If you decide to reduce reading re-tries down to zero 0 there is the possibility to get additional bad sectors, as we saw from our tests. Can any expert out there help me with this?

Then you should just reboot it. You have to consider your needs and see which drive interests you more. The rest of the drives have a very low performance compared to those two drives.

Asus DVD-E(16x, 48x)

If the rpc1 firmware was a single bin file you can use MtkWinFlash. This allows ASUS DVD-E to automatically adjust the speed to the current reading status and ensure the best performance corresponding to various detected disc formats. This means that every time you want to play a differing region DVD to your region code, you can just change your drive’s settings through windows.

Follow the procedures below to reset the region counter back to 5. Press both of them.

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Cannot recognize disc contents. It is a December model with v0. When the POST procedure is detecting your hard disks, release the buttons. As you change the region, the counter gets decremented.

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In the “Random” test, the drive has ms, when almost all competitor drives have a lower than 95ms performance.

Asus DVD E616 – DVD-ROM Drive – IDE Manuals

This blog records the various projects that I conduct with computers. The DDSS technology is designed to minimize the vibration caused by the spindle motor and resonance between components as well as the drive and PC cases.

I asked Hidi for help. As times changed and PC Pitstop grew, we transitioned to a software subscription model to not only provide better and more secure diagnostic and maintenance tests, but turn our focus towards computer security with PC Vvd.

If you don’t release the buttons, the POST procedure will hang. Try get the latest firmware from http: Turn off the Ad Banner.

However, I have great joy giving new life to older hardware, like giving them fresh, new looks and doing interesting things with them. While holding down the buttons, power up your PC. Originally posted by tangise [B]are the e and ep1 the same?