I’m trying real hard to keep my Benq DW1650 going. I know it’s several years old and slow by today’s standards, but it rips pretty fast, and its scanning abilities can’t be beat.
Lately, it doesn’t seem my drive wants to burn past 4X. I don’t know how long this has been going on for, but probably at least a year or more. Since I don’t use this drive often for burning, the few times I noticed it at 4x, I chalked up to bad media.
Now I have a slew of titles I need to backup, so I put the Benq to work, and it won’t record past 4x to save its life (quite literally, cause it’s going in the trash if I can’t fix it.) I downloaded QSuite and tried various settings to no avail. I even tried enabling OverSpeed, and setting some 4 and 8x media to burn at 16, but it will still only record at 4x no matter what I do!
I reflashed to BCFC (from BCIC) and it didn’t help. Please help me save my Benq!