2 days ago bought a benq dvd-rw from a store that deals with RMAed parts and left overs…so the price was pretty low , less than 30 euros .
Tested the drive worked fine , the sticker on the cover reports that it was a Benq dw-1610 ... the only bad was that couldn't write " -r " . Due to the low cost and the name that was reported from nero info tool and windows , "FACTORY AGING TEST" with firmware "AGE6" , decided to play with f/w .
Now after a little help from my friends here and a lot of flashing… …http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=135337…
i have a drive that reads and writes both +r and -r formats and is
recognised as Benq dvd dd dw1620 .
The drive seems to work pretty nice , did some burns , +r and -r ,but i'd like to be sure...is there a way that i can test the drive without the standart burning and scanning procudure...???