BENQ DVD DD 1640 DRIVER

If you feel like looking up the sense key as well, there is a list of them here: Sense key not important: Worse still, the drive also ignores our request for 4x write speed. Yes, my password is: It does go without saying that in this case, being able to overburn this much also means handling overburning of regular 80 minute CD-Rs quite well.

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TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Yes, my password is: Proudly powered by WordPress. The data area of the disc has been burned, and the disc is thus a coaster.

The BenQ, however, has always been a reliable writer of these types of marginal discs and has been quite a good reader as well in handling such xvd media. The added firmware modification support is a big bonus as well. I was intrigued by it, hence my posting about it. However, many of them were not particularly reliable, partly owing to their mostly CAV characteristics, which show increased error rates towards the outside edge not due to recording issues but possibly mechanical ones.

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Ask a question and give support. Join the community here. In the below set of four images, I scanned four different types of blank CD-R one of the Plasmon discs is a mis-identified Ritek recorded by a slimline DVD recorder at 24x.

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The disc quality is not too dv according to the DW — a bit poor on the inside ring, but otherwise quite decent. I decided to write a 99 minute 00 second 00 frame disc, as in my experience, getting too close to the simulated value will cause issues. Which looks like your drive will support also. Your name or email address: No, create an account now.

Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Such long simulated capacities are nice, but can it actually be achieved? More importantly, what size is the ISO? I currently have a 32 bit. If you feel like looking up the sense key as well, there is a list of them here: This entry was posted in Computing and tagged computer hardwarecomputer storageoptical discoptical discs.

On a simulated overburn, the BenQ DW was able to register a maximum capacity of 99 minutes 56 seconds and 41 frames. The drive reports PIFs as sum8 values rather than the standard sum1.

But when it comes to writing, all bets are off, as the actual result may not even work as drives struggle to finalize the disc or fail to maintain tracking towards the outer area. March 25, at You must log in or sign up to reply here. To that end, normally such information can only be garnered through the use of expensive disc analyzers such as CATS.

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It does go without saying that in this case, being able to overburn this much also means handling overburning of regular 80 minute CD-Rs quite well.

Burning Windows 7 64-bit ISO using Benq DVD DD DW1640 ATA device

Owing to the presence of error correction data within the recorded data, a simple read-back verify would succeed as long as sufficient data remained readable to recover the original data post-error-correction. While CD-R overburning was easily achieved using contemporary burning software of the time Nero and generally just worked, DVD overburning was completely different. These are from my friend who built my PC. I suppose this write-up is my way of thanking the drive for years of trouble-free service.

Worse still, the drive also ignores our request for 4x write speed. Already have an account?