i bought an oem(generic) 1620, and the first thing i did out of the box was to flash it to the latest firmware from benq's site. (G7K9) I also dl'd the "benQ QVideo 2.0 Software Utility", even though i don't hink it does anythng important.
i bought a couple of verbatim dvd-r 8x(mcc 02rg20). Using varying a bunch of freeware burning programs like deepbun and burnpro, i was able to a get a few good disks. but some of them failed to verify.
i bought a stack of maxells dvd-r 4x (RITEKG04) and tried to burn stuff. i havn't got one good burn out of them yet heres some graphs, whihc i'm pretty sure mean "bad". funny thing is, the (mcc 02rg20) seem way worse.
right now, im burning a ritekg04 with nero. its already come up with a bunch of read errors, and it's not even close to finished verifying.
I'm just trying to use this drive to back up files, not copying rental dvds or anything.
I gave the 1620 it's own ide channel, and unplugged every peripherial uneccessary in order to minimize drain on the PSU.
i'm at my wit's end and like a dozen costers deep here. any suggestions?