patc for teac 4x for rw700mb

Posted on 2003-02-18
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I have a teac (teac cdw54e) cd-rw that burns disks at 4x he burns fine all cd's with owerburn up to 704mb but the rw disks with capacitu of 700mb he can only read i can't erase them or burn anithyng on them. Does anybody knows any patch or update to fix this?
(it isn't program bug i tried nero, adaptec easy creator and disk juggler :)

Question by:DobermanN
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by:Tom F
ID: 7979705
There is a firmware update for the drive here (only for Win95/98/ME):  http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/download/firmware/cd-w54e/explain.html
but I don't think this is going to solve your problem.

Are you getting an error of some sort when attempting to use the RW capabilites?  What Windows are you running? Has RW ever worked for you in the past?  What Media (CD/RWs) are you using?

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by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 7982495
Try the firmware update drawdef linked, if that doesn't work I'm afraid that you just have a hardware compatability issue; the drive doesn't support recording to 700MB CD-RW discs.  Also, are you using 1~4X CDRW media?  The newer HiSpeed or UltraSpeed CD-RW media is not compatible to burn on older 4X CD-RW drives.


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ID: 7990739
Operatin system is win98se I used 650rw speeds 1-4 but when I try 700Mb rw (verbatim or similar)speeds 4-10 ne doesn't burn them or erase them just read!!
I head a hp-rw 2x i dont remember the model he coudn't burn 700Mb disk till I patched his bios then he worked fine i wonder did they make some patch for teac also!

I don't think this will work but thanks a lot!!!! :)  
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Kyle Schroeder earned 225 total points
ID: 7996515
OK, that is your problem.  Older CD-RW drives cannot burn to HiSpeed (4~10X) CD-RW, the formulation of the writable portion of the disc is different and old burners can't use it.  If you can find some 1-4X CD-RW discs that are 700MB, they should work I suspect if 700MB CD-R discs work.


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