Entering the world of 8X+ burns

vbimport

#1

Good morning all,

Well, I have went and retired my old Iomega/NEC1300a and bought a DW1620 from the ‘Egg’…
Time to experience the world of 8X+ burning I suppose…

I have about 50-4X Prodiscs left from a buy at Supermediastore.com…I need to hunt in the forums and see how well they performed…I also have about 15 Ritek DVD+RW disks…They burned fine at 2.4X on my old drive…i wonder how well they will fair with the new drive…

Looking forward to running some benchmarks and tests with you guys and becoming a little more active in the forums…

Take care

Southpaw


#2

Hi mate. To get the most outta your BenQ, do the following:

STEP #1:

Go here: http://dvdpro.club.st/firmware/BENQ_FW.htm
DL B7P9 or B7T9 .cvt files and cross flash it. Reboot or whatever.

Step #2:

Go here. DL official FW like B7P9 or B7T9

STEP #3:

Go here: http://home.arcor.de/ala42

DL ala’s great tool and unzip.

Then do this:

A. Load the FW that you DL’d into MCSE and click the increase read speed check box & hit Save.
B. Double click the speed patched FW and run the flasher while the drive is empty of media.
C. reboot

Enjoy your awesome BenQ1620, or as I’ve dubbed it elsewhere, the “RIPPING MONSTER.”

Cheers,

JIE


#3

Hi…Thanks for the insight…
#1 - I assume this is to get it into a BenQ format first??
#2 - This would be to load the “Official” firmware onto the drive? Different than #1 I assume?
#3 - Self explanatory…


STEP #1:

Go here: http://dvdpro.club.st/firmware/BENQ_FW.htm
DL B7P9 or B7T9 .cvt files and cross flash it. Reboot or whatever.

Step #2:

Go here. DL official FW like B7P9 or B7T9

STEP #3:

Go here: http://home.arcor.de/ala42

DL ala’s great tool and unzip.

Then do this:

A. Load the FW that you DL’d into MCSE and click the increase read speed check box & hit Save.
B. Double click the speed patched FW and run the flasher while the drive is empty of media.
C. reboot

Enjoy your awesome BenQ1620, or as I’ve dubbed it elsewhere, the “RIPPING MONSTER.”

Cheers,

JIE[/QUOTE]


#4

Before tuning the drive you better check that the drive works at all after shipping. Using patched firmware will void your warranty, so start with officail firmware, first.


#5

Hi “Lefty.”

Step #1 is necessary if you have an OEM BenQ (ATAPI DD etc.) or Philips 831, etc.

But do what ala says first.

  • Jie

#6

I actually bought mine at Chiefvalue.com
http://www.chiefvalue.com/app/productdetails.asp?submit=search&item=27-101-633
It says it is a BenQ, but with no logo on the front, I am thinking OEM and I will need a flash…
I assume there is a FW/flash utility to backup and restore my original FW if needed for servicing down the road??


#7

Yes, WinDWFlash on the site I mentioned above will let u flash the CVT files…and if you DL the official BenQ FW, it has the flasher built-in.

Cheers,

Jie


#8

What is the media code of the +RWs? If they are RICOH they should be OK but I settled on B7S9 for my old 2.4x +RWs. YMMV. Hope you don’t think they will over-speed because you can’t do that with +RWs.

Good luck!


#9

I guess i need to read through the posts and see the way that everyone tests their media… I am new to that and have to understand what is acceptable in the results…

SP


#10

Go here:

http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=download.html

DL CD DVD Speed. When you burn a disc, eject it from the BenQ; then put it back in. THEN: Go to Extra—>Disc Quality Test. Set it to 8X, and hit Start. Then save the scan…generally speaking: you want ZERO PO failures (POF), and anything with a 95 score or higher should be a pretty good burn, but you want low PI Errors and PIFs.

Cheers,

jiE


#11

ok…I got my new DW1620 in…All firmwares our now in place as noted in my sig…
What is the best way to burn a complete test disc?? Does it matter?? AVI’s?? Data files?? DVD movie?? I guess I need to burn it completely to get a fair representation on the Read Speed…

I dont have any 8x media…only 2.4x DVD+RW Ricoh and 4X Prodisc with a code of MCC 01RG20 (is that Prodisc??)

thx
Southpaw


#12

You can use CD Speed to burn a test DVD. Run CD Speed, Extra menu, Advanced DAE Quality Test, Create Test DVD…


#13

MCC 01RG20 I believe is the CMC Magnetics made Prodisc stuff. It can be variable in quality but should hopefully do ok for you. Do what lightning9 said but after you do the test burn on one make sure to eject the disc and put it back in and then go to the Extra Menu and Click on Disc Quality Test. This will pop up a new window. Select the speed to the right to 8x and then click on Start and let it run. You can click on the disc icon on the upper right corner to save the image out as a png file and post your results here so we can tell you how good the burn is. Lower the number in PI Errors (top box) and lower the number on PI Failures (bottom box) is the general rule of thumb on Disc Quality Testing.

Also, I’d suggest downloading the latest Nero CD/DVD Speed from http://www.cdspeed2000.com to grab Nero CD/Speed v3.75. :slight_smile:


#14

I am assuming I am doing all this at 4X since that is the max speed of the discs I have??


#15

Burn at whatever speed you want but scan at 8x. When you post your scan you should include the burn speed in your post because it is not included in the scan image.
The scan may not make it to 8x (probably not with your RW media) but that is what you should set in the Speed combobox. You shoud use that speed for all DVD Disc Quality Tests on BenQ drives because it is the forum’s defacto standard. That way we can compare apples to apples.


#16

Nope… CMC or Prodisc made Verbatim/Mitsubishi discs.


#17

MCC is Mitsubishi Chemical Company and they make damn good media. Here is a post that shows a great scan of that media (3rd graph).
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=924490&postcount=43


#18

Doh! That’s what I meant, thanks for the correction on that. :slight_smile: Brain was not functioning at all last night, hehe.


#19

My apologies, I led you astray here. It should have been “Run CD Speed, Run Test menu, Create Data Disc” or “Run CD Speed, F9”.

This will create a data DVD with canned data files. It also puts the burn info from the graph into the last data file so that, when you run the Disc Quality Test, the burn data (which does include the burn speed as the gray line) will be combined with the read data on the same graph (the top graph). If you do it this way then the burn speed IS included in the scan image.

Sorry, I had never tested media this way before. I normally just burn a movie using different software and then use the Disc Quality Test to scan it.

Looks like this RW disc is nearing the end of its life. :sad:



#20

Ok…Hoping I got this figured out…4 images following are this
1)Create a data disc using a Ricoh 2.4X DVD+RW…Why only 4.09GB using CDSpeed??
2) Scandisc @ 8X of same DVD+RW
3) Scandisc @ 4X of same DVD+RW
4) Scandisc @ 8x of previously burned movie on MCC 01RG20 (Prodisc 4x) burned with a NEC1300A
What requirements are we looking for again?? as far as PI,PO, and Quality?? Please critique…thx