Toshiba SD-R6112 DVD Writer

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Toshiba SD-R6112

Slim EIDE, 2MB
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$200 6.2/10
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1 Commodore 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gate 24 Premium 2xDVD-R (MXL RG01....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Hypermedia 4xDVD-R (AN30........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 4xDVD-R (AML.........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Packard Bell 1xDVD-RW (RITEK000V11A) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Prodye 2xDVD-R (3AM0201.....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKM02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Olá Jorge.
Como não tenho o teu contacto escrevo aqui na esperança que leias. Tb tenho o Toshiba Sdr 6112 e conseguia gravar dvd a 2x até que actualizei o Xp com o Service Pack 2. Não sei se foi coincidência ou não mas agora já tentei com uma data de marcas de dvd's (Ridisc g05, Tdk, etc) e só consigo gravar a 1x apesar do Nero dizer que está a gravar a 2x. Tenho o firmware 1031 de fábrica. Vi o teu post a dizer que conseguiste voltar a gravar a 2x com o firmware "crackado" mas não percebi a parte em que falas num tal h2h.exe para abrir o ficheiro .hex Será que podes dizer onde encontro isso ou como se faz? Thanks. Podes mandar mail é mais fácil:

Comments posted by DanielJorge from Portugal, March 10, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.

For users of this drive:
(Forgive my english)I have it for about 2 years on my laptot acer tm. Sudently, about 3 months ago, became very slow, buning at only 1x, and very freezing watching video on my dvd player yhamada (I have also another 2 players: LG DS8400 with de same freezeng video and a SEG Las vegas witch play everithing ok). The media i use is ridisk 4x(by ritekg04), datawrite grey (by fuji), and platinum 8x (ritekgo5). So i take a look in the net and found a crack by a program named H2H. Now it is OK for burning, but only at 2x.

This is what i found:

Version 2.1

Now supports Toshiba SD-R6112 hex file.
for Toshiba SDR-6112 only
1) You need to download your firmware Zip file file from

2) Unzip this file you get *.hex file and some more files for DOS flashing

3) Use H2H.exe to patch your *.hex file

4) Reboot to DOS and run update.bat

After that you will get Region free (rpc1) and 2x burning for almost all
DVD-R medials in your Toshiba SD-R6112.

for Toshiba SDR-5112 only
Supports Windows SD-R5112-1033.exe firmware flashing (both RevA/revB).
You don't need rebooting to DOS

1) You need to download f/w 1033 Zip file ( from

2) Unzip this file you get SD-R5112-1033.exe

3) Use H2H.exe to patch SD-R5112-1033.exe

4) Run SD-R5112-1033.exe

After that you will get Region free (rpc1) and 4x burning for almost all
DVD-R medials in your Toshiba SD-R5112.

Please note that this method is good for both RevA and RevB type
of the drive. Please note that you will get X433 firmware number.
You can easy return to native 1033 if you will use H2H and
press buttons [More Options], [Load file], [Remove] twice, [Save file].


1) It supports Region free(rpc1) patch by hijacker and 4x burning speed
patch by me. Firmware version with two patches will be X433

2) It can patch Windows based SD-R5112-1033.exe file. It was really
hard to do. From now you do not need to boot DOS to update your drive with
Region free patch.

3) It can extract both RevA(kn*.*) and RevB(kp*.*) HEX file from 1033.exe

4) If you will use patched 1033.exe then you can update X031(X033)
firmware to 1033(X033,X433) firmware. Original 1033.exe was required first
the X031->1031 and next 1031->1033.

Comments posted by Jorge Carvalho from Portugal, January 10, 2005. Rated this writer No rating.

This drive came in my Medion laptop which has a 2.4GHZ,512 Ram,64MB VideoCard in it. I have used 4 different Brands of DVD-Rs and have only been able to burn at 1x, which takes almost an hour, despite it being a 2x DVD-R burner. This is very frustrating! I have used the same Media in my desktop PC and they burn just fine at their rated speed. One of the reasons that I purchased this laptop is because of the 2x DVD-R burner, and I haven't as yet got it to burn at that speed -- I've even contacted Medion about the problem with no resolution so far. Maybe this drive is very picky about the Media it uses, like someone else said. I've had about 5 burn failures, also. I use DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink and Nero v6.6.0.3 to burn with.

Comments posted by Reego from United States, January 10, 2005. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

dvd writer on acer travelmate 190 series

i could burn at 2x only 1 time out of 100's on very expensive media. nero says it burns at 2x but it takes twice the time to burn dvds.

burn reliability is very poor, i had to dump a lot of my dvds because of random data verification failure.

now using external lite-on sohw-1653s without any problems with same media

Comments posted by reaper from Switzerland, January 05, 2005. Rated this writer 4 of 10.

Very slow and choosing media

Comments posted by mrsky from Turkey, December 23, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

Used it twice with very good results.

HP Pavilion Notebook 1.06GHz CPU speed
HD (Upgraded) 60GB
Ext HD 120 GB
Win XP Home Edition
Dazzle 150B
Burns with Record Now & Pinnacle Studio 8

So far I have imation DVD-R, Sony DVD-RW, Memorex 6HR DVD-R
I have been using the Memorex to burn family videos taken back in the 80 and early 90's. Each video is about 3 hours long. The SD-R6112 records at 37% quality, but it is surpising clear. On newer videos (DV, JPG's, and MPEG) at 100% quality or SP it's picture perfect. We have been viewing it on a RCA stand alone DVD player. Rendering with Studio 8 takes most of the day 4-20 hrs depending on length. Compiling at 9 GB takes 50min. and burns the DVD in about 30 min. at 2X. I compiled a 36 min video of ultra sounds and JPGs in 5 min and burned at 2x speed in about 15 min. Aside from only able to burn DVDs at 2X it has been very reliable. It may have had a problem burning PCM audio, but I'm looking into that. Had no problem with MPEG audio/ videos. Well worth the $140.

Comments posted by rschultz00 from United States, June 23, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.

This is a very picky drive wich will only let you burn at 2x on very few dvd-r media. I've burnt over 100 dvd-r's all at 1x. Only expensive Verbatim burn at 2x. No coasters so far. Stable but slow burning.

Comments posted by adrao from Spain, May 28, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.

System: Gateway M350X notebook
Software: Nero
Medium: Memorex DVD-RW, v1.1

This disc wouldn't burn in my Pioneer A-04 for some reason, but I hung onto it because I didn't want to throw it away. I just bought my Gateway notebook and tried the disc in it. It erased and burned fine, but it took an extremely long time. Burnprocess was done at 1x, which I'd guess is because it's a RW disc.

It took a while for it to write the lead-in (two minutes, maybe), and only a minute or two to burn thirty-plus megabytes of data. The lead-out, however, took forever. It could be the software, the drive, or the disc. I don't know, but the process of burning about 33 Mb onto the DVD-RW took 14 minutes, 40 seconds.

The DVD-RW disc works fine, so no complaints (yet) about the drive other than its lack of speed.

Comments posted by Xyphoid from United States, March 08, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.

Acer 291LMi Notebook
DVD Decrypter
DVD Shrink 3.1.2

Philips DVDr 890

Read : DVD-R


Comments posted by niky1 from Other, January 16, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.

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DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested

Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes

DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.

Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)

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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.

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