Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C2 UJ8C2S Driver

Before tech manufacture Panasonic started using the name Panasonic for branding on many optical drives its products bore the Matsushita nameplate. The UJ8C2 DVD RAM drive is  branded as Matshita and sometimes both Matshita Panasonic, this optical drive is used in the vast majority of laptop/notebook made by HP, Sony, Acer and others.

The technical specs of this device can read CD-ROMs at 24x, and reading speed for DVD-ROMs was 8x.

After some upgrades and fresh installs of Windows users have had issues getting the MATSHITA DVD+-RW UJ8D to be recognized or function. The drivers below are the best way to fix this issue.

The Matshita UJ8C2 UJ8C2S DVD Rewriter features a 8x DVD+R write speed, 24x CD-R write speed and supports M-DISC for superior reliability in data storage. Designed for storage needs that demand consistency, Matshita UJ8C2 UJ8C2S drives read and write in CD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD RAM formats giving you the option to choose the media best suited for each task.

Firmware is available here

Basic Specs:

Type: Tray Load
Transfer Rate: 1.5GB / sec
Buffer size: 2 MB
Interface: SerialATA Revision 2.6
Access Time: 140ms typ. Average (CD-ROM)
150ms typ. Average (DVD-ROM)
Max. Write Speed: DVD+R 8x (CAV), DVD+R DL 6x (ZCLV), DVD-R 8x (CAV), DVD-R DL 6x (ZCLV), DVD+RW 8x (ZCLV), DVD-RW 6x (ZCLV), DVD-RAM 5x (ZCLV), CD-R 24x (CAV), CD-RW US 24x (ZCLV), CD-RW HS 10x (CLV), CD-RW MS 4x (CLV)
Max. Read Speed: DVD-ROM 8x (CAV), DVD±R 8x (CAV), DVD+R DL/DVD-R DL (Finalized Disc) 8x (CAV), DVD±RW 8x (CAV), DVD-RAM (4.7G) 5x (ZCLV), CD-ROM 24x (CAV), CD-R/RW 24x (CAV), CD-DA (DAE) 24x (CAV)
Power Requirements: DC+5V ±5%
MTBF: 60,000 POH approx.
Weight: 160g or less