I bought what was supposed to be a BENQ DW1620, as several people here have told me they give the most accurate scans. Just installed it.
1: In windows device manager & In Nero CD/DVD Speed it shows up as “atapi dvd dd 2x16x4x16 g7v9”. Is this the real thing? Do I need a firmware upgrade? g7v9 appears to be the firmware.
It’s also giving the cdr it’s scanning a perfect score of 100 w/ no c1 errors. To put it mildly, I have some doubts about it’s accuracy! I have never seen a perfect scan & I don’t believe this one. See the scan below. The same disc scanned on my Optiarc 7200-a got a 98 W 58 c1’s if i remember right (no cap available at the moment).
The lowest setting it will allow me to use to scan a cdr is 12x. However per Nero it’s really scanning at 0.87x. It took 66 minutes to scan a 55 minute cdr. Any comments from those familiar? A 1x scanning time is not going to be realistic or me in the long run. Haven’t yet scanned a dvdr or tried to burn anything. The drive is set as master & shares an ide line with a Plextor cd burner (The Optiarc worked fine in that configuration).
It is showing jitter #'s. What is considered acceptable?
All constructive comments welcomed & appreciated. Did I get ripped off with a bad drive or am I doing something wrong, or…?
I will next burn & scan a dvd with it & will post again (this cdr was burned on a Plextor, not on the Benq), but I wanted to post this now.