Nevertheless, its writing quality was quite good. If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the ADS was able to read the CD-Text and subchannel data but failed to read the lead in and lead out sections of the CD. In our tests, it trailed behind the other drives, taking 3: The Optiarc ADS is shipping now and can be purchased through some of the online vendors found on Pricegrabber. As I mentioned earlier, the drive we received from Optiarc did not come with any software or documentation. The only thing I have changed is the power source.

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Optiarc’s new DVD writer did very well in our rewriting tests. Did this solve your problem? Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Our new article section – find out all you need to know with these easy to understand and helpful articles Needless to say, it took only a couple of minutes to install Optiarc’s DVD writer in our test computer.

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Optiarc DVD+RW AD-7200S ATA DEVICE Dell. Running Windows 7 Ultimute.

When scanned with the BenQ DW, the error and jitter rates were very high at the layer change. A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here.


How to deal with video card driver problems? It starts out by going over r various buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the ADS.

The drive did not come with any software, cables or even a printed manual.

Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Prior to Driver Matic, all drivers had to be installed differently oltiarc required significant user involvement. By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that it uses a total of three “zones” to reach its maximum speed. So what about writing quality?

Optiarc s not responding to its driver [Solved] – Drivers

It started reading at By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.

Even with the basic manual I had, there were no problems getting the drive up and running. By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that Optoarc new drive starts writing at about 8.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Hope this resolves the issue. To do this, follow these steps: Thanks for marking this as the answer. This gives a more realistic idea of how long it takes to write a CD. Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, Nevertheless, it covers all of the basics including how to install the drive in your computer and hook up the cables. Hi all, I am hopeful someone can help me. Unfortunately, its seek times were again a little high.


To test the drive’s writing times, I wrote our test data to some Devive Yudenmedia rated at 52x. When it came to writing CD’s, Optiarc’s new drive gave us some mixed results.

For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Use it at your own risk. I have become reasonably familiar with my PC’s but this problem has me buggered.

A driver update may also improve stability and performance, or may fix issues with games, programs and power management. If dwll session on the CD was larger than 90 minutes in size, the ADA would not recognize the disc correctly.