Just bought 1620

vbimport

#1

how do i check what firmware i have and which is the best firmware version?

for some reason i can’t burn a dvd image with alchol 120%


#2

Firmware read here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=118794#fw-check

Upgrade Alcohol to newest version, for support off your burner.


#3

g7l9 is the firmware i have, is it updated?


#4

I would recomenf G7P9 or G7T9.

Alternatively, you can cross-flash your drive to the “B” series FW:

Do this:

Go here: http://dvdpro.club.st/firmware/BENQ_FW.htm

  1. DL the B7P9 or B7T9 .cvt file
  2. DL the WinDWFlasher
  3. Flash your drive while empty and reboot

Then…

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

  1. DL the newest version of MCSE
  2. DL official BenQ firware (hereafter FW). I suggest B7P9 or B7T9***
  3. Unzip and open MCSE. Load FW into MCSE.
  4. Click the “increased read speed” checkbox. Hit Save.
  5. Double-click the patched FW (it’ll say something like B7P9_speedpatched) and let it flash.
  6. Reboot.

Enjoy,

Jie


#5

No get this one, its newer

ftp://ftp.benq-eu.com/dvd-rw/firmware/dw1620a/bulk/g7t9.zip

Ma_Jie

you beat me, your post showed up above mine :slight_smile:


#6

so what’s the difference between b7t9 and b7p9, and why change from G to B


#7

nothing there identical but for name string, G is bulk oem drives where , B is some oem and retail benQ


#8

how about the difference between P and T


#9

how about the difference between P and T

Some people have better burns using the P or T firmware. In my opinion it would also depend on the brands of DVD MEDIA you’re going to use. I use B7P9 on both of my drives. For me the T and latest firmware didn’t work well with the DVD MEDIA that I use. If you have a dvdrom there isn’t a need to download the MCSE. Personally I’d rather use my dvdrom’s to do the ripping for me unless a dvd disc that is scratched I’ll use any one of my dvd burners.


#10

Try them both and see which one like the media better than the other. What is the Media ID on your DVD disks you have?


#11
  1. DL official BenQ firware (hereafter FW). I suggest B7P9 or B7T9***

where can i download the offical firmware


#12

@ KenW: I’m just too quick :cool:

Generally, if you use good quality media, like Made in Japan stuff (TY, MXL REG03, etc.), it shouldn’t matter a whole lot whether you use P or T, but I use P myself with MXL RG03s, and I’ve never had a coaster or a sub-94% quality burn.

Cheers and enjoy your “ripping monster” (as I’ve dubbed it elsewhere),

Jie


#13

Hi man.

Right here: Official FW

  • Jie

#14

i’m using T and its fine now, thanks

btw: when i’m burning, sometimes it flashes the green light, what does that mean?

EDIT: when i’m burning with alcohol 120%, the speed doesnt’ steady, it sometimes goes 8.0x then 7x and 6x, the odd time it would go 2x, what’s wrong and is there a fix?