I have recently purchased the BenQ DW1640 drive (firmware updated to BSLB). I got some data written to a DVD-R at my friends’ place. He owns the LG GSA 4163B drive. However when I put the DVD-R into my BenQ drive, it completely fails to read the disc. All I see is the LED blinking for a while and then it behaves as if it were a blank disc. When I took the disc back to my friends place his drive could read the disc fine. We could even copy the files back to the hard drive without any problem at all. Just for information the DVD-R is a relatively unknown brand called edgetec and is manufactured by Moser Baer India. I have similar issues with some other discs of the same manufacturer and burnt on the same drive. My drive completely fails to read those discs. Is this a problem with my drive? I have heard that the BenQ 1640 isn’t exactly the best reader around.
Also I would like to know which other media are in the “stay away” list of this drive. I would appreciate someone providing a list of known media for this drive.
Thanks in advance!