BenQ 1640 Firmware (is up on EU Site):

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#1

A new firmware revision in out for the BenQ 1640 on the EU WEB site.


#2

Here.

Interesting changelog. Anybody seen DVD+R DL 8x media out there…?

Release Notes:

1. Improve the writing performance for DVD+R DL media at 8x speed.
2. Fix Windows only detect master drive when 2 same firmware drives are connected.
3. Add solution to avoid OPU failure caused by coil loose issue.

#3

Hmm, still no 8x writing on Verbatim DV+RW 8x, only supported at max 4x?



#4

No, haven’t seen any 8x DVD+R9 DL media yet, only 2.4x DVD+R9 DL media burned at 8x !! :iagree:



#5

Hey jan70,do you already get it? Wow!!
How does its performance look like?


#6

Any brave soul out there wants to try if they can get the cvt out and crossflash 1620 to 1640? :slight_smile:


#7

I would if I knew how to get a CVT from the file :slight_smile:


#8

Yes, I bought it here in Germany, the drive have been available here for over 1 ½ weeks here already.

I have only burned a couple of discs, so it is a bit difficult to get a picture of the performance overall. But stay tuned for a small 1st look preview though.

Attached is the quality scan of the Verbatim 2.4x media burned at 8x, with the firmware BSDB.



#9

That’s weird, I thought 8x DVD+RW discs were not supposed to be burned at <=4x speeds?

Very nice :smiley:


#10

nice burn, but can’t believe you wasted a DL blank on CDS_TEST_B2 :stuck_out_tongue: :slight_smile:


#11

Oh?

I waste 3-4 DL discs per review just for crap, so is that so strange? :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

good for you OCF :stuck_out_tongue: …do you get them for free or paying out of pocket? if free i can understand…out of pocket, i can’t :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

The Ritek (traxdata ones) I do get for free, along with that’s Write (also ritek), but Verbatim/MCC and Imation/Ricoh I pay for myself.

Each review cost me about 25-30 EUR in media that I pay out of my own pocket, this is one of the reasons why you have seen less reviews from me in the past - it’s too expensive to be a reviewer for cdfreaks :Z

The main reason for less reviews is the lack of time of course, but the expenses doesn’t help you may say.


#14

that sucks…sorry.

so no BenQ 1640 review from you? 8X DL seems quite good on this drive. ~3mins faster than my 6X +R DL on the PX716.


#15

jan70: “No, haven’t seen any 8x DVD+R9 DL media yet, only 2.4x DVD+R9 DL media burned at 8x !!”

Is this a good result? Are you confident burning Verbatim DVD+ DL 2.4x at 8x?


#16

that scan looks fantastic, considering that 2.4 media was burned at 8x!!! I think my next drive is going to be the 1640 unless I can upconvert my 1620 with a fw!!

One question: why do they even bother with dvd-r DL? if it can’t be bitset to dvd-rom then what’s the point?


#17

but it can be bitset to DVD-R which is compatible in virtually all stand-alones.


#18

Not really… many stand alones might assume that a DVD-R book typed disc has only one layer. In case of a DVD-ROM book type it might look for how many layers are present… as 2 layered DVD-ROM disc were present from the beginning. =) So a DVD-R book typed DL disc will never be as compatible as a DVD-ROM book typed DL disc I guess.


#19

suppose that’s entirely true…my bad.


#20

We’ll see… that’s only my theory. =) But considering a lot of burners can’t read a DVD-R DL disc (Nec 3500 confuses it for a blank DVD-R disc)… I persume it can be only worse with stand alones.