BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7T9 Media Code table



I could make some progress in my benq firmware research project :). The media codes in this list are extracted from the firmware, the speeds are my best guesses.
To guess the +RW and +DL speeds I need more input. Please post here the selectable burning speeds with these media types. I need to know if 6x burning is available when 8x is available or 6x is the minimal speed and do not know if 1x and 2.4x burning with +R media is supported.

Media Code Speed Edit V

Firmware: BENQ    DVD DD DW1620   B7T9             
Bootcode: ATAPI   DVD DL DW1600   FS02

Overall supported media types:  248
DVD+RDL supported media types:    6
DVD+R   supported media types:   87
DVD+RW  supported media types:   16
DVD-R   supported media types:  120
DVD-RW  supported media types:   19

DVD+RDL supported media types:    6
MKM      001
RITEK    D01

DVD+R   supported media types:   87
AML      002    12x,8x,4x
AML      003    16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll000 P80    12x,8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0    16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG  E01    8x,4x
CMC MAG  F01    8x,4x
CMC MAG  M01    16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON    AZ2    16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON    AZ3    16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON    CY3    16x,12x,8x,4x
DDDessau V30    12x,8x,4x
DT-D03   004    12x,8x,4x
EMDP     000    8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000    16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC503   H01    8x,4x
GSC503   H01    16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN  R01    16x,12x,8x,4x
INFODISC R20    12x,8x,4x
INFOME   R20    12x,8x,4x
INFOME   R30    16x,12x,8x,4x
IS01     002    8x,4x
ISSM     001    8x,4x
ISSM     003    16x,12x,8x,4x
LD       M04    16x,12x,8x,4x
LD       S03    16x,12x,8x,4x
LD       S04    16x,12x,8x,4x
LGEP16   001    16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN  002    8x,4x
MAM      M02    8x,4x
MAM      M04    16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   001    8x,4x
MAXELL   002    12x,8x,4x
MAXELL   003    16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R04    12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05    16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC      002    8x,4x
MCC      003    12x,8x,4x
MCC      004    16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC      003    12x,8x,4x
MPOMEDIA 080    8x,4x
MUST     002    8x,4x
MUST     006    16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA   FLX    16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA    ALX    16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA    CHX    12x,8x,4x
NANYA    CLX    12x,8x,4x
NSD      R40    16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC F16    16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC OR8    8x,4x
OPTODISC R16    16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS  C08    8x,4x
PHILIPS  C16    16x,12x,8x,4x
POS      R01    8x,4x
POS      R05    16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R03    12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R04    16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC  R05    16x,12x,8x,4x
Philips  081    12x,8x,4x
Plasmon1 C01    12x,8x,4x
Plasmon2 C01    16x,12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R01    8x,4x
RICOHJPN R02    16x,12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03    16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK    M02    8x,4x
RITEK    R02    8x,4x
RITEK    R03    12x,8x,4x
RITEK    R04    16x,12x,8x,4x
SKC      P16    16x,12x,8x,4x
SKYMEDIA R03    8x,4x
SONY     D01    8x,4x
SONY     D11    16x,12x,8x,4x
SONY     D21    16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      001    8x,4x
TDK      002    16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK      003    16x,12x,8x,4x
ULTRAN   202    8x,4x
ULTRAN   212    16x,12x,8x,4x
VANGUARD 001    8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 002    8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004    16x,12x,8x,4x
VIVA     002    8x,4x
WFKA11   211    8x,4x
WINGSHIN 001    12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01    12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T02    16x,12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03    16x,12x,8x,4x
Yi Jhan  004    16x,12x,8x,4x

DVD+RW  supported media types:   16
MBIPG101 W03
MCC      A01
RITEK    001
RITEK    004
RITEK    004
SONY     S11

DVD-R   supported media types:  120
1FUJIFILM       2x
4M SYS 202C1    4x
AML             4x
AN31            4x
AN32            4x
BeAll G00001    2x
BeAll G16001    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
BeAll G40001    4x,2x
BeAll G80001    12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG.        2x
CMC MAG. AE1    12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF1    4x,2x
CMC MAG. AM3    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
DATA TRACK      4x,2x
DAXON004        4x,2x
DAXON008S       16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
DAXON016S       16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
DKMZ01          8x,6x,4x
Dvsn A001       4x
Dvsn-80         8x,6x
FORNEX101       2x
FUJIFILM02      4x,2x
FUJIFILM03      8x,6x,4x,2x
FUJIFILM04      12x,8x,6x
GSC001          4x
GSC001          2x
GSC001          2x
GSC002          4x
GSC003          8x,6x,4x,2x
GSC004          8x,6x
IMC JPN         8x,6x
INFODISC-R01    4x
INFODISC-R20    8x,6x
INFOSMART01     8x,6x,4x,2x
ISSM     01     4x
ISSM R01        8x,6x
LEADDATA S03    8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA01      4x
LGE08           8x,6x
LONGTEN 001     4x
LONGTEN 003     4x
LONGTEN 009     4x
MAM4XG01        4x,2x
MAM4XG02        4x,2x
MAM8XG01        8x,6x,4x,2x
MBI             2x
MBI 01RG20      4x
MBI 01RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x
MBI 01RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x
MBI 03RG30      8x,6x,4x
MBI 03RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MBI03RG30       8x,6x,4x
MCC 00RG200     2x
MCC 01RG20      4x,2x
MCC 02RG20      12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MCC 03RG20      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
MCI4XG01        4x
MJC ME          8x,6x
MUST 001        4x
MUST 003        4x
MUST 007        8x,6x
MXL RG01        2x
MXL RG02        2x
MXL RG03        12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
MXL RG04        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
NAN YA F02      12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
NANYA-JC001     4x
NSDR40          12x,8x,6x
ONIDTECH        4x
OPTODISCK001    4x
OPTODISCK001    2x,1x
OPTODISCR004    4x,2x
OPTODISCR008    8x,6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCR016    16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
POMS3A          8x,6x,4x
POMSI002        8x,6x,4x,2x
POSG04          4x,2x
POSG06          8x,6x
PRINCO          4x
PRINCO8X02      8x,6x
PRODISCG02      2x
Plasmon1A       8x,6x
ProdiscF01      12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
ProdiscF02      16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS03      4x
ProdiscS04      12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
ProdiscS05      16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEKF1         16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
RITEKG03        2x
RITEKG04        4x
RITEKG05        8x,6x,4x,2x
RITEKG06        12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
RITEKM02        4x
SKC Co.,Ltd.    4x
SKC M801        8x,6x,4x
SONY            2x
SONY04D1        4x
SONY08D1        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1        16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TAROKO-MX4      4x
TAROKO-MX8      8x,6x
TDKG02000000    2x
TTG01           4x
TTG02           8x,6x,4x
TTH01           12x,8x,6x,4x
TTH02           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x
TYG01           4x,2x
TYG02           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
TYG03           16x,12x,8x,6x,4x,2x
ULTRAN102       8x,6x
UME01           8x,6x,4x,2x
VANGUARD        4x
VDSPMSAB 01     4x
WFI A40001      4x
WINGSHING04     4x
WINGSHING08     8x,6x,4x
Yi Jhan 001     4x
Yi Jhan 003     8x,6x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   19
CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
INFOMEDIA       2x
JVC0VictorD7    4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x,2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x,2x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCORW0004    4x,2x
PRINCORW2X01    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x,2x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x,2x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x,2x


:bigsmile: Good job, ala42!


2.4x is mimimum speed.
2.4x is supported with all +R medias.
However, if the media is 8x or faster, 2.4x burn quality can be very bad.

2x burning is not supported.
1x burning is not supported.
Having said that, 2x is not user selectable but is possible within the write strategies.
1x, also not user selectable, will happen on a desperate buffer-underrun condition and still result in a good burn.

For single layer, write once discs, 2x, 6x, 10.3x, 14.5x are not user selectable, but are in some write strategies (media dependent).

The drive’s DVD+R heritage makes 2.4x the lowest user-selectable speed.

Selecting (in software) a speed that does not exist in the inbuilt listing produces a burn on the next highest valid speed.

Was that any help?


I agree :bigsmile:

Ala, Codeguys, stop working on Liteon burners because

:bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:


6x speed seems to be never available

Media ID : Speed available

Ritek R02 : 8, 4, 2.4
Ricoh JPNR01 : 8, 4, 2.4
Ricoh JPNR02 : 16, 12, 8, 4, 2.4
mcc 003 : 12, 8, 4, 2.4
mcc 002 : 8, 4, 2.4

philips 041 : 4, 2.4
MKM A02 : 4, 2.4
Ricoh JPNW11 : 4, 2.4
MCC A01 : 2.4

mcc 01RG20 : 4
Fuji 03 : 8, 4, 2.4
I don’t have more DVD-R :frowning:


@danielwritesback,nobou: Thanks for the infos.
I still could use some further +DL and +RW data :). Someone having +R media that does not allow 8x burning ?


BenQ Daxon AZ1-001 +R : 4X, 2.4X on the 1620.


Daxon AZ1-001 is missing in the list, 4x as default speed would make sence. Someone having +R media in the list not allowing 8x burning ?


** INFO : Drive = BENQ DVD DD DW1620 [FW B7T9]
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+RW:PHILIPS-041-000]
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]


WOW - it never occurred to me that BenQ’s own media wouldn’t be in the list!

So it’s looking like either the 1620 offers to burn +R media at 8X or higher - or that media gets the :eek: generic 4X burn strategy :eek: . I guess that would be one way to phase out support for some of the older +R media!


Something else odd about the Daxon medias. That AZ2 under T9 firmware is a 10x write strategy when set to 12x or 16x. At least with all of that media that I have.
Just FYI there.

Have you seen my own list extrapolated from BenQ’s marketing information? The “recommended” section at the top of that thread (from just a few weeks ago) has the correct write speeds for most of the medias you’re reviewing.


In this thread you write DAXONAZ2_4X8X12X16X_Daxon+R 8x. That does not match with the 10x you got.


Could someone supply the available burnspeed infos for dual layer media ?


Yes, your help would be greatly appreciated by BenQ owners. :iagree:



Here is a Verbatim DVD+RW:

** INFO : Drive = BENQ DVD DD DW1620 [FW B7T9]
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+RW:MKM-A02-000]
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Imation DVD+RW:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD+RW:CMC MAG-W01-000]
Descriptor #1 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Newegg DVD-R:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:RITEKG04]
Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Imation DVD-R:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:RITEKG03]
Descriptor #1 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
** WARNING : Drive May Have Returned Incorrect Descriptors

Office Depot Branded DVD+R 4X:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:RITEK-R02-001]
Descriptor #1 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Verbatim DVD+R 4X:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:MCC-002-000]
Descriptor #1 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Verbatim DVD+R 16X:

** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:MCC-004-000]
Descriptor #1 = 22160 KBPS (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 16620 KBPS (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Thats all of my stash. I realize there are some duplicates but it can’t hurt to have more than one source for the mid’s.

And thanx for doing this! :bigsmile:


dual layer media :

Verbatim MKL 001 : 2,4X and 4X
Ritek D01 : 2.4X


How can I get the same INFO descriptions for the local Noname brand media ?


Every media has a MID. :wink:

DVD Identifier /Drive Capabilities.


Thanks pinto2 … Is there a way to overwrite these MIDs in the firmware to obtain new writing speeds ?


For Benq drives, not yet :slight_smile: