I just got an IO magic re-badged Benq 1620 and I am very impressed. The only thing that seems odd is the drive spins up/down several times at the end of the burn. I can only guess it has something to do with writing the lead out. All of the disc’s play back flawlessly so I don’t think it’s a problem, it’s just different than what I’m used to with my other DVD-RW drives.
Might be normal, but… my 2 1620Â´s died shortly after theyÂ´ve started to spin up and down at the lead-out.
They didnÂ´t have this behaviour at first, then after 2 or 3 weeks the spin-up/down started and shortly after that, they burned a dvd recordable, but no drive was able to read it.
No IÂ´m waiting for my 3rd Benq, but I really donÂ´t know if I will ever use it, IÂ´m thinking of selling it right away.
Hm do you know when you are legally allowed to retreat from the purchase? I am in Germany too and IIRC after a certain time or number of attempts of the dealer to deliver a working replacement he has to give you the money back.
I bought via mail order at Mills Electronik and waiting for replacement now.
AFAIK, the store may repair/exchange 2 times, after that youÂ´re allowed to cancel the purchase.
In this special case, the first Benq died after ~5 Weeks, the second one after one week.
So I donÂ´t have many faith in this product anymore, I think I will sell it right after I get it.
Well my faith is somewhat shaken as well. But as the only alternative IMO is the Plextor - and it is not so that no one has trouble with that drive - I think I will go on trying with BenQ … in the end, some day I will get a good one I assume
Strange that the BenQ must rev up/down several times during disc finalization. Is this unique to ALL 1620s, or just a select few? My NEC 3500 slows down at the end of the burn, then revs up one time for the disc finalization.
I think it’s normal for the drive to blink just before ejecting the DVD. But it shouldn’t rev up/down several times during disc finalization, at least with my Plextor 712, NEC 3500, and Mitsumi 4804TE burners.
The finalization time also depends on the burn software. I’d say between 7 and 21 seconds with the NEC 3500. CloneDVD2 takes a little longer. Nero DVD Movie/Recode mode is faster when closing the DVD.
Yeah I dont know. Have to see. I only tried Nero so far and the BenQ was definitely writing something on the disc though burning process was already done, according to Nero.
I am not sure it was several times the drive spinned up, maybe just once. Cannot tell exactly what my LG does as I am trying to use up my DVD-R cakebox right now, burning them at 4x only because my laptop does not like them if burned at 8x or 12x, and the laptop is the main machine I need those DVDs for…
Tomorrow the new DW1620 should arrive. Will post more info then.