Big problems with DW-1650 and dw1650 and MCC-004-00

It maxes out at 3,5-4x, and every time i try forcing it over that, i get a h*ll of a lot of buffer underruns, and in the end i get a “check condition” error in imageburn.

I’ve been reading this forum up and down the last to days, but now i see no end to this problem.

Should be said that i have not tried ant other media yet, but from what other people write, i should have no problem with these disks?

Btw. it’s a 50-pack spindel.

And, Hi, I’m new in this forum :slight_smile:

Anyone that has any idea to what the solution might be to my problem.

thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Update; tried removeing the nvidia ide drivers, no change!

I have the exact same problem [B]morphen[/B].

Today I try reinstall windows complete up to date with drivers and everything. But no changes … =(

I’m running with BCIB firmware.

I know too, that my discs are Good. It’s Verbitam 16x DVD+R.

I well let you now as soon I fix this BIG problem.


Hi morphen, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

Perhaps the problem is that DMA isn’t enabled on your IDE controller.

Try looking in this thread:

Troubleshooting: Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows XP, 2000, Me, 9x

You might also want to take a look at this page if your IDE controller or device is reverting to PIO even though you have set it to DMA:

DMA reverts to PIO

thanks a lot people :slight_smile: i’ll check in on you if this helps:)

aww,crap, i bought some cheap dvd+r’s from the retailer were i work, and what do i find out, it’s mcc-004! CRAP, same as the verbatims!

Hmm, i’ve done what DrageMester postet, and here is the result :smiley:
Much happier now, but the writespeed is kind of low?(and jumps all over the
place during the writing)

I 21:37:11 Source File Sectors: 2Â 097Â 682 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:37:11 Source File Size: 4Â 296Â 052Â 736 bytes
I 21:37:11 Source File Volume Identifier: NA
I 21:37:11 Source File Application Identifier: Derrow UDF/ISO Applica
I 21:37:11 Source File Implementation Identifier: Derrow UDF/ISO Library
I 21:37:11 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1,02)
I 21:37:11 Destination Device: [0:0:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1650 BCIC (H:) (ATA)
I 21:37:11 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MCC-004-00) (Speeds: 4x; 8x; 12x; 16x)
I 21:37:11 Destination Media Sectors: 2Â 295Â 104
I 21:37:11 Write Mode: DVD
I 21:37:11 Write Type: DAO
I 21:37:11 Write Speed: MAX
I 21:37:11 Link Size: Auto
I 21:37:11 Test Mode: No
I 21:37:11 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 21:37:11 Filling Buffer...
I 21:37:12 Writing LeadIn...
I 21:37:39 Writing Image...
I 21:43:24 Synchronising Cache...
I 21:43:25 Closing Track...
I 21:43:28 Finalising Disc...
I 21:43:47 Image MD5: a1282d02300c79308a75ceeae3580b34
I 21:43:50 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:36
I 21:43:50 Average Write Rate: 12Â 195 KB/s (8.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 16Â 620 KB/s (12.0x)

That’s good! :slight_smile:

Much happier now, but the writespeed is kind of low?(and jumps all over the
place during the writing)

That’s because of the WOPC (Walking Optimal Power Calibration) in your BenQ drive which constantly checks the disc while you’re burning. There’s nothing to worry about - it’s perfectly normal.

Here’s a screenshot of Nero CD-DVD Speed burning a DVD+R at 16x. Please notice the fluctuations in burnspeed whcih are the results of WPC.

Damn, next dvd-image burned,problem is back :frowning: <- information on the problem, but it does not seem to fix anything with my computer :frowning:

hmm, problem located! ran Qsuit, and Qscan’ned the MCC-004 media, and the highest speed it would give ok at, was 8x, tried multiple disc’s. Seems the DW1650 does not like MCC-004 media very vell. The focus error sky rocketed over 8x write speed!

I was having problems with my older stand-alone dvd player recognizing 16X CMC made verbs, the spindle had focus mounds (qt in qsuite, recommend no faster than 12x on mine). I returned them for some prodisc verbs, they don’t burn as well (pif clumps) but works in the old player. Thought tech is supposed to get better over time…


MCC004 is probably the best media you can buy for the Benq drives. Many many users burn with them at 16x with no problems and get excellent quality from them (including me). Try to fiddle with the qsuite options and disable WOPC and enable over speed, it may help. And if its speed your after surly disable solidburn. ??!!

With this media i can burn with the 1650/1655 in about 5.35mins for a full 4.3gb DVD.:slight_smile:

Which firmware are you using ? With my 1650 and BCIC it would sometimes burn MCC004 at only 4x (or 8x). BCDC didn’t give me this issue, nor does my crossflash to BCIB (1655 firmware).

I have the same problem. I just bought rebadged BenQ DW-1650 (said Norwood on the box). I successfully flashed it to BCIC firmware. And after I did that, it started to write on MCC 004 media not faster than 3.99x! and those MCC 004 disks are rated 16x by their manufacturer. Is there any way to resolve this problem?

Here are 2 scans:

(1) scan of MCC 004 disk being created with Nero CD-DVD Speed. Average speed id 3.75x!

(2) scan of RITEK R03 disk being created with Nero CD-DVD Speed. Average speed id 7.48x!