i have recently bought two sample packs of dvd media from www.accaproducts.com and will post in this thread the scans of identical media on each drive at maximum speed settings that they allow for the media.
each media will have its media code plus ill include the part no. of the product from accaproducts.
firmware im using on the NEC 2500A is Hacked herries 107 beta 7
firmware (reason im using hacked firmware is the 106 stock firmware is a bit dated on the NEC).
on the Benq 822W is stock (since this is such a new product).
speeds will be at maximum allowed for media by fw.
I will also use some other media i have on hand..some cheap media and some good media for comparisons.
remember this is not a clinical study! just a comparison between two simular media on two drives. Also remember that im using the shipping version of Benqs fw and the hacked version of the 2500s..though if you bought these drives im sure you would be using the same...ie real world comparisons.
Also remember that the Benq can only write at 4x for DVD-R media. if you use DVD-R media alot this should be a significant factor for your decision on what drive to use.
if you have questions on specific test results reply to the relevent test post.