8. The Hardware
Using the latest OptiDriveControl v1.80 software we checked the drives abilities. The drive supports up to 24X CD-R, 8X DVD+/-R write, 6X DVD+/-R DL and 5X DVD-RAM writing speeds. The software indicates that the drive doesn't supports DVD+/-RW DL media, which is false, the drive can read and write them perfectly... The CD-DVD drive used with the UD Station drive is actually a GP96Y that we have already tested in depth.
Another free software called QPxTool can be used to demonstrate the drive's features:
And also the DVDInfoPro Elite
Using ExactAudioCopy we can see that the drive does caching and can produce Accurate Stream and report back C2 errors for accurate Audio CD ripping:
With OptiDriveControl, the UD Station product supports C1/C2 and PIE/PIF error reporting as well.
While with USB Drive Info, we noticed the drive uses only USB2.0 connection, while the external ports use up to USB3.2
Attaching an external SSD to the USB3.2 port users can enjoy fast reading up to 430 Mb/sec, not bad at all.
- Firmware update
HLDS offer a free software to get the latest available firmware for your optical drive to be up to date. The process is automated, for now there isn't any newer firmware update for our product.