1600->1620A firmware

has anyone tried the B7H9 to see if it has -R 16x , it could be this is a 1620 update and we know the 1620 that are for sale should have 16x -R

I would be very wary of BETA firmware. I know once you flash it you cannot reflash it with a older version. So do at your own risk. Best bet is to wait until the official is released.

From reports I’ve heard the latest beta posted locks up drive while trying to write certian dvd-r media…be careful!

I burned a RitekG04 DVD-R using the B7G9 firmware and have no read errors. I don’t have any 8x or higher DVD-R to test yet.

The disk it locked up on was the 8x DVD-R CMC disks made by Memorex. It gets about a eigth of the way through then stops burning. I have not confirmed it, but I am going to take the plunge and try this firmware.

Hehe. Gueni what? :wink:

jamos

I tried two burns on -R one cmc AE1 8x it locked at about 8% and one optodisc R004 -R 4x it locked at about 3%

this was with the B7H9 fw I have some TTG01 i will try next but looks like -R is not working so far

+R burns seem fine I burned 4x RW and 8x +R full disk both went fine and the had good kpobes on my 832

The 3rd DVD-R media I tried worked.

Nero speed3.16 create data disk

media TDK DVD-R 4x

0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 86 0d 13 66 78 80 00 .@…R…fx…
0010 : 03 54 54 47 30 31 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .TTG01…
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 06 08 0f 11 87 78 80 00 …x…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 16 0d 0f 0a 09 00 …
0040 : 09 97 07 0f 0b 7c 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …|…
0050 : 0b 05 1b 13 a8 89 65 00 0c b6 89 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 50 ff 00 00 00 00 …P…
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

benQ 1600>1620 B7H9



WARNING! It’s impossible to go back to DW1600 at the moment.

Tried Verbatim/MCC and TY 8x -R and both locked up while trying to write! Using fw B7H9 - better wait for the official one.

I’ll just wait for the official release. It seems like beta firmware can’t burn -r at all. On different forums I’ve read lock-ups while burning -r. If burnquality with finalrelease is lousy I don’t upgrade at all and stay with a 1600.

ProdiscR03 8x DVD+R at 12x



Dont get me wrong, the DVD+R quality is excellent with this beta firmware. It’s just the dvd-r thats messed up. So it is not worse than a 1600 in that regard. I would sugest you wait for the official firmware though.

Yes, DVD+R quality is the same, maybe better.
Didn’t try all disks for the moment to see improvement, but I thing, it’s “H9” and for 1600A was “G9”, so, I already saw improvment for CD-RW disk that didn’t work with “B5G9” and works with “B7H9”

It could be the same for other media. :slight_smile:

The H9 firmware let me burn TY 4x discs on 12x!!! :slight_smile:

The 1600 let me burn those discs on 4x!

last time use Benq Dw1600 (B5G9)

Prodisc R03

prodisc better than ritek , ricoh ???

*i test ritekR03 … after burn cannot read in benq dw1620