BenQ DW1640/1655: best firmware for CD-R burning

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the BenQ DW1640. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I currently use both Benq DW1640 (BSMB) and Benq DW1655 (BCGB) drives. If my primary use is burning audio CD-Rs, what firmware version should I be using for either drive?


#2

I’d do some burns and tests with different firmware to see which one is best. In general, as long as you’re using decent quality media and burn at 16x-24x on 32x-52x media, you shouldn’t have any problems (media rated slower than 32x is a separate issue).

Most people here use BSLB or BEFB for the DW1640 because they’re best for DVD+R burning, and I don’t think there were any significant CD-R burning improvements between them and BSRB.

For the DW1655, BCDB is recommended because it doesn’t have certain DVD burning quirks that were introduced in later firmwares, and once again, I doubt much is gained for CD-R burning between that and BCIB.


#3

I have a vague memory of Verbatim (Super) AZO CD-R burn quality improving in either BCHB or BCIB for the BenQ DW1655, but I don’t have any of my scans available here to check.

In any case, the DVD burning quirks in those two firmwares made me go back to BCGB which I would recommend along with BCDB unless you enjoy trouble.

I have no opinion on the best formware for the BenQ DW1640.

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#4

[quote=DrageMester;2141883]I have a vague memory of Verbatim (Super) AZO CD-R burn quality improving in either BCHB or BCIB for the BenQ DW1655, but I don’t have any of my scans available here to check.[/quote] Quite accidentally I stumbled upon an earlier post of mine on this subject when someone bumped that thread.


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2141996]Quite accidentally I stumbled upon an earlier post of mine on this subject when someone bumped that thread.[/QUOTE]:cool:

My add… or any stock firmware. (CD burning is quite a basic task after all, [since cd-r media was introduced to the public in early70’s].
But then, some members are abliged to argue anyway…