No. Mine is BCHB. Got it today.
Thanks for the information - maybe I’ll get lucky…
Can the 1655 be flashed to an earlier firmware?
I know that some drives can and others cannot-eh!
Yes it can!
Did you try burning at 16x? Can you tell us if you get speed drop, ie selected 16x but it burns at 8x or 4x.
Thanks for the info-eh!
I did not get a chance to do it tonight. I did burn a TDK branded CMC- E01 (printable) @ 8x with 97 quality score. I have another 1655 with BCDB and 1640 (BSLB) and a 1620 PRO. I try to compare the said media with my previous burns (all at 8X) with all the above burners. It came out with a mix results with no clear winner. Most probably because of differences of this media within the same batch or of course a different one.
I burn the first 16X with this burner. It took 16 min. to burn a Verbatim Light Scribe DVD+R MCC-004 with default settings. What’s up?
Given all the problems reported about BCHB perhaps you should try BCGB.
@ Fairplay: How did you manage to scan a DVD+R completely thru … when I try scanning them … when I almost get to the end of my DVD Media I get “Error” message saying “No Additional Sense Information”.
I get this Error only when scanning a DVD+R. Any ideas!?!?!
@Dragemaster: I will be getting my 1655 tomorrow … after reading these posts I almost feel that maybe I have shot myself in the leg. Am I going to be sorry with this 1655. My 1640 (BSRB) has been a “Jewel” Read/Rip/Burn like a Champ.
And what is the story if Lite-On has bought BenQ … maybe I should switch to “Lite-On” burners!!! What is your suggestion. THX!
You haven’t shot yourself in the leg!
The BenQ DW1655 is my favourite drive although it’s sharing that honour with my LiteOn SHM-165P6S (actually a cross-flashed Sony DW-G120A). They each have their strengths and weaknesses.
Are you referring to this?:
If you experience those problems or if you want to avoid experiencing them, you can just make sure that you use different firmware.
Good luck with your new drive!
after burning open and close ur drive,it is a known bug…
I’m still on BCAB. Any point in me updating? I use TY media at the moment (T02).
As for myself, I use BCDB Is burn quality better with BCGB, particularly for TYG02 and MCC004 ?
I am not concerned about fast burning; I always burn at 4x or 8x.
I’m still using BCHB now and I don’t get any write speed slowdown anymore since I upgraded my PC (PSU/CPU/RAM etc). I made lots of 16x burning and it always writes at 16x. Maybe the issue I got three months ago (here) was because my previous system?? I’m interested to know if anyone else still get this issue after system upgrade (well we know that AMD/Intel CPU is cheaper now).
I’m curious to know to what extent you upgraded your system so that BCHB can now run with stability ?
Mine was not too weak when I experienced the collapse in write speed which you first reported : 7mn 15 to 8mn 10 for 16X burns of MCC004.
(MSI ATI 200 Xpress mobo, AMD X2 3800 CPU, ATI X600 Graphic card)
I actually did a comparison of both BCDB and BCGB firmwares on my 1655 and posted them here:
And it appears that the BCGB is slightly better (at least in my setup as described below)-eh!
It was actually a total upgrade. From Dell Dimension 8200 P4 2Ghz 250W PSU, to a Conroe system with Asus P5W DH Deluxe mobo and 550W PSU.
Not related to system performance, I get sub-spec speed burns even on my new E6300@2.8GHz rig. The recent BenQ firmware releases are truly sub-par compared to their earlier pre-Ltn merger releases. I could get only most Yuden T02 discs to burn at 8x (ie. stock) but a simple MCSE strat swap to T02@T03 produced beautitful 12x burns. Can’t help but feel that the DW1655 hardware is held back from its full potential unlike the DW1640 which had a fantastic run and lots of firmware versions to pick from.