Just ordered BenQ 1640 DVD from NCIX (Canada)...
Which specific Taiyo-Yuden media would be best for this burner? Also, +R or -R ???
I would go for Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8X, YUDEN000 T02
Fuji DVD+R 8X, made in Japan, have Taiyo Yuden dye.
Here's a scan I just did of a Fuji DVD+R disc, made in Japan, on my BenQ1620.I think you will get great results with TY T02 on your 1640 as well.
Also, I have Lite-On 40x12x48 CD-RW and Toshiba M1612 DVD reader...
Would you remove one to make room for the BenQ 1640?
I saw better result for -R TY on this drivea Quality score of 99 on TYG02 @ 12Xlook around in BenQ/Philips Forum, you will find it
I would keep the DVD-ROM.
I agree, unless he needs to copy copy protected cds...
Been out of PC gaming for a while... ( only games I play are "Links 2003" and "Total Annihilation") ...are the current games on CD or DVD?
i would lose the DVD-ROM and keep the CDRW. The 1640 is a very fast reader.
Yep, the Benq is extremely fast, if you remove the riplock with MCSE.Check this threat about media:http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=138205
TY media is my choice, with MCC003 or MCC004 next. Ditch the CD-RW, use the DVD drive for ripping. I'll bet the DW1640 writes better CDs than your LiteOn ever could.. test it yet?
See my first post to start the thread... I just ordered it yesterday... Wish I had it today!!