1620 firmware Q

vbimport

#1

I just recieved this burner: http://www.meritline.com/benq-dw-1620-16x-dual-layer-dvd-burner-bare-drive.html

Mine doesnt have the BenQ name on the front like that one and just shows up as an Atapi burner on my computer. I guess because its just Bulk/Oem. I actually thought I was getting a retail but I was wrong.

My question is what firmware should I be using? And how do I check which one is on it now? Would it be better to flash it to a 1620 pro?

Thanks


#2

Use DVDINFO PRO, DVD IDENTIFIER, or NERO INFO TOOL to see what firmware you have. If you have the “G” firmware then flash the drive to the “B” firmware by cross flashing the drive. Go to this site: http://dvdpro.club.st/firmware/BENQ_FW.htm
to download the windows flasher and B7P9 firmware cvt.file.


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW:)
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2)
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDs


#3

how do I “Cross flash”?


#4

You have to use WinDWFlash Tool, download firmware B7P9.cvt.
Flash the drive with this firmware, make sure there is no media in the drive, after flashing, reboot.

Then use firmware B7T9. This is a *.exe file so you don’t have to use the WinDWFlash tool. That’s all.


#5

Why would he “Cross Flash” to the T firmware, when he has an OEM G and the most recent fw for the OEM is G7P9? What is the benefit of cross-flashing to the T firmware?


#6

He’s asking “How do I crossflash” and why…the latest firmware should be the best.
Release notes:

  1. Support Ricoh DVD+R DL [RICOHJPN D00] media.
  2. Modify the writing strategy for both DVD+R & DVD-R media.
  3. Support CCCD media playback.

But of course everyone is free to use his own favorite firmware and free to or not to crossflash.