Scans with this drive have been less than great, and I was lead to believe (reading here) that it was a good, reliable burner.
Device buffer jumps around like mad in Nero 7 -and- ImgBurn, anywhere from 19 to 99%, and in ImgBurn write speed changes with it. Is this the power-stepping system working? This is my first BenQ, so I’m not familiar with how they do things. Until now I’ve owned all Sony/LiteON drives.
I don’t think it’s a cabling issue, since I’ve got a LiteON SHW-1635S on the same cable (and previously, in the same spot the BenQ is in now) that writes just fine. I don’t think it’s media – I’m using HP branded 16X DVD-R’s, Disc ID CMC MAG. AM3, and burning at anwhere from 8x to 16x with comperable results.
Ideas, anyone? Lots of green downward spikes in CD-DVD Speed scans… and while the discs read OK, the drive (and others trying to read them) thrash a lot when they get to these points.
Drive: BENQ DVD DD DW1650
Disc: DVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3)
Selected speed: 8 X
PO failures: 0
Maximum: 12.0 %
Average: 8.92 %
Elapsed time: 9:27
Number of samples: 17145
Average scanning interval: 8.00 ECC
Glitches removed: 0