I recently purchased a BenQ DW1620 drive to use externally. Upon failed attempts in the beginning, I saw the post about upgrading the firmware. I did that, and still nothing. I reinstalled all burning software (Nero, Alcohol, imgBurn, Roxio, etc) and reinstalled the USB drivers for the USB 2.0 on the laptop.
Windows recognizes the drive as a dvd-rw drive, can read all media without a problem, but no writing.
Wasted about 10 Sony DVD+R discs and 5 HP DVD-R discs, and still have only coasters.
Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop
1GB DDR2 PC4000
Internal CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
Intel WiFi & NiC
ATI Radeon Mobility x300
Any ideas guys?