BenQ 1640 Booktype setting

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#1

Using Linux, has anyone been able to set the booktype to DVD-Rom with this DVDRW? Any
suggestions even if you haven’t?

Using dvd+rw-tools-5.21.4.10.8 :

dvd+rw-booktype -dvd-rom -unit+r /dev/sr0

This program targets units of RICOH, BENQ, BTC and LITE-ON designs.
/dev/sr0 doesn’t appear to be one. Exiting.

#dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/sr0
INQUIRY: [BENQ ][DVD DD DW1640 ][BSHB]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 1Bh, DVD+R
Current Write Speed: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #0: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Write Speed #1: 4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Write Speed #2: 2.4x1385=3324KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
Write Performance: 8.0x1385=11080KB/s@[0 -> 2295103]
Speed Descriptor#0: 00/2295103 R@6.7x1385=9276KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
Speed Descriptor#1: 00/2295103 R@6.7x1385=9276KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
Speed Descriptor#2: 00/2295103 R@6.7x1385=9276KB/s W@2.4x1385=3324KB/s
READ DISC INFORMATION:
Disc status: blank
Number of Sessions: 1
State of Last Session: empty
Number of Tracks: 1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
Track State: blank
Track Start Address: 02KB
Next Writable Address: 0
2KB
Free Blocks: 22951042KB
Track Size: 2295104
2KB
ROM Compatibility LBA: 265696
READ CAPACITY: 1*2048=2048


#2

By default, the 1640 firmware autosets the booktype to DVD-ROM right out of the box when you burn a +R disc.


#3

My 1640 BSJB does not set the booktype on + media to DVD-rom. It is a OEM drive from NewEGG.


#4

Go to www.benq.com and download the bitsetting tool 8.4…run it and set your +R and +R DL and you’re good to go…

Bob


#5

Well, you should be able to change the drive auto-settings in Qsuite and then have them work on Linux or FreeBSD. Here is the way mine is set. I have not changed this since i got my drive and I think they return to this setting when I flash the drive. I know WOPC is default on - at least on my drive. Possibly the newegg batch is different?



#6

Do you have to set it before burning each DVD or will it set the drive permenently.