If yes, on which media (CD, DVD), and how far?
I think it's mostly limited to 8x right now for most media (which isn't a bad thing). I believe someone was saying that it would support overburning perhaps with the fw update after the current BSJB.
Overburning =! overspeeding.
The BenQ 1640 does not support 4600MB DVD+R and 99/100 mins CDR overburning.
I thought overburning and overspeeding were two completely different issues. According to O.C. the BenQ1640 will overspeed with the next firmware update.
Yes they are completely different.
Overburning =! overspeeding, The math symbol =! supposed to mean "...is not equal to..."
Sorry for the confusion.
@Zevia: That was pretty good information NewEgg gave me on the 1640s availability and price too. I believe I quoted 49.99 and it came out to be 45.99 + 4.00 shipping.
of course I meant overburning, NOT overspeeding Okay, but now I am not sure yet how far I can overburn different media discs with the 1640.
Overburning can be a dangerous thing; some people have their drives dead after overburning
Your question has already been answered:- no overburning with 1640- overspeeding will be possible with oncoming firmware
I've been using my PX-716A overburns hundreds of disks (maybe around 300) and still ok. My Shrink is setup to 4635MB.
Around 300 :eek: ?
You lucky ! I tried some times, but apart very bad results :Z I hear strange sounds coming from the burner, so I attempt no more overburnings :disagree: .
Well, I fugured out that I can overburn CDs, at least slightly, but it is definitely possible with the 1640Pro!
:eek: really? on which media?
PX-716A can overburn DVD+R only, and I mostly overburn YUDEN000T02 as I'm stocking this media for daily use.
Off topic though.