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The last of my BenQ 1620s is dead. It started a few days ago when it refused to read a certain CD. And today it failed in burning a DVD half way through. The next attempt stalled at the end during the lead out phase, and the next stalled before the burning has even begun.
The only DVD it successfully burned was full of errors. PO erros left, right, and centre. PI errors us in the 800s, jitter up in the 100s.
OK, so it was cheap media (Datawrite DVD-R Titanium CMC MAG AE1, and Datawrite printable DVD+R MCC003) but neither my NEC3540 or LG4163 have problems with these, and cheap media is not reason enough to completely die!
Anyway, this brings to 100% the filure rate I have experience with the BenQ 1620. It's a shame as it was a good burner, producing excellent quality burns. So what should I do... replace it with a 1640, try a Pioneer, Lite On, or other make?
I'm going to be doing oodles of burning in the run up to Christmas, so I do need a reliable, fast burner, and one that can cope with the cheaper media. I'm not talking Tuffdisc, Bulkpaq, Hyundai cheapness, or fake MIDs, but the stuff that retails for around Â£5-Â£6 from SVP, UKDVDR etc.
1640 owners - how much better is the 164o than the 1620?