BenQ 1620 and TYG03

As relatively new media I couldn’t find much info doing a search here. There is a decent review of this media here. This maybe should in the media forum so mods move it if you please………

Burned at both 12X and 16X using B7T9, media patched to TYG02. Purchased at Rima.

Once again I think I’ll continue to burn at 12X….

… and the KProbe @ 16X.

Edit: Opps, could have posted here “Post your BenQ DW1620 media here”. At first glance I thought that thread was for B7V9 only, my bad… :wink:


i purchased a benq 1620 and i received my tyg03 the other day
can you please explain how you used media code speed edit to media patch these discs to tyg02? and also what media code you used, i don’t have any tyg02 to grab the media code, and there are varying media codes for the tyg02 media, and i don’t want to screw it up

thanks

oh and i’m using the B7U9RPC1 speed patched firmware, will the difference make me switch to B7T9 firmware

All the help you need is here. And you won’t need TG02 to capture the media code… :wink: :wink:
Thanks ala42…

ah i’m an idiot, i read over another tutorial and didn’t realize you can double click on the media
thanks for pointing me in the right direction

Is the TYG02 strategy really better than the stock TYG03 strategy ?

Significantly in my test…

i’m testing it tonight
i’ll post results here

The cheapest TYG03 I can find is $28+shipping for 50pack at rima.com and it’s currently out of stock… :sad:

I bought two 50packs from them last week for $25.00 per… By the way I’m retesting now with stock B7V9 as my original scans with this firmware wasn’t pretty!!! And V9 really screwed up my TY02 scans. :Z :Z

12X - B7V9: Pretty nasty… I’ve seen PI’s continue to increase (both max & totals) with each firmware upgrade since B7T9 on all TY media… :Z


That is still a nice burn in my book.

ok so here are my tests
i added pioneer 108 firmware 1.19 to compare to

first burn with Benq 1620 B7U9 @ 16x with stock TYG03 strategy
I 16:00:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:07:24
I 16:00:44 Average Write Rate: 11,124 KB/s (8.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 21,913 KB/s (15.8x)
I 16:00:44 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 16:00:53 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 16:01:00 Device ready!
I 16:01:00 Operation Started!
I 16:01:00 Source Device: [1:1:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7U9 (G:) (ATA)
I 16:01:00 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG03) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 16:01:00 Verifying Sectors…
I 16:06:02 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:02
I 16:06:02 Average Verify Rate: 15,139 KB/s (10.9x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 22,162 KB/s (16.0x)

second burn with Benq 1620 B7U9 @ 16x with TYG02 strategy
I 23:13:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:56
I 23:13:47 Average Write Rate: 14,154 KB/s (10.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 21,368 KB/s (15.4x)
I 23:13:47 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 23:13:56 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 23:14:02 Device ready!
I 23:14:02 Operation Started!
I 23:14:02 Source Device: [1:1:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7U9 (G:) (ATA)
I 23:14:02 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG03) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 23:14:02 Verifying Sectors…
I 23:19:04 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:02
I 23:19:04 Average Verify Rate: 15,139 KB/s (10.9x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 22,149 KB/s (16.0x)

third burn with Pioneer 108 1.19 @ 12x
I 161425 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration 00:06:47
I 161425 Average Write Rate 12,127 KBs (8.8x) - Maximum Write Rate 16,708 KBs (12.1x)
I 161425 Cycling Tray before Verify…
I 161445 Operation Started!
I 161445 Source Device [100] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.19 (F) (ATA)
I 161445 Source Media Type DVD-R (Disc ID TYG03) (Speeds 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x)
I 161445 Verifying Sectors…
I 162107 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration 00:06:21
I 162107 Average Verify Rate 12,000 KBs (8.7x) - Maximum Verify Rate 17,251 KBs (12.5x)

and here are the graphs
Benq 1620 B7U9 @ 16x with stock TYG03 strategy
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/benq1620_B7U916x_graph.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/benq1620_B7U916x.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>

Benq 1620 B7U9 @ 16x with TYG02 strategy
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/benq1620_B7U9_TYG0216x_graph.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/benq1620_B7U9_TYG0216x.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>

Pioneer 108 fw1.19 @ 12x
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/pio108_11912x_graph.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>
<img src=“http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/torell/pio108_11912x.jpg” alt=“Image hosted by Photobucket.com”>

media was purchased at blankmedia.ca
CDN prices for people interested
and for canadians, service is great, media arrives as described and shipping is two days. never had a problem

thanks to the benq forum for helping me purchase this drive, it’s amazing!

Notice how the total PI’s dropped by 90% using the TYG02 strat… Nice burn…

yeah it’s unbelievable
i love this drive
my pio is supposed to be a quality writer, not a speed writer
but this new benq i bought is both speed and quality

i bolded the duration as well, the TYG02 strat is faster
could have been a fluke, but i don’t really care
but 1 minute 30 seconds is hard to ignore

Yep, but my typical scans with B7T9 and TY02’s here suggest that it doesn’t make much sense to spend more for the TYG03’s. I just bought 'em for testing anyway… :slight_smile:

Regards-

The longer than expected 7:24 shown that there was something wrong for a normal 16x burn!

meh i don’t know maybe it was buffer underrun for a bit or my computer was doing something else
i closed all background programs before burning

don’t really care to find out what it was, because i’m not using the TYG03 strat anymore

cheers

Here’s a 12Xburn of TYG03 - B7V9 mediapatched to TYG02… Compared to B7V9 stock here.

Looks like a 75% reduction of total PIE’s and a 20% reduction of PIF’s… :slight_smile:

EDIT: For the KProbe freaks, here’s the scan…



zevia: They are back in stock here.