Yuk, things not going well with a new Benq 1620.
1) All Benq programs are crashing out of Win2000. Firmware flashers, Booktype and Qscan all crash when loading or don't load at all.
2) Crappy burns. Drive came with B7L9 FW, I immediately flashed to B7T9 using WinDWFlash (Benq flasher crashes). Have since flashed back to B7P9. Here's what the burns look like making a Datadisc:
Seems to me like the drive is not doing too well. It looks the same using TY T02 and/or MCC004 at 16x. Here's the best burns I've gotten so far:
Tried booting to safe mode to re-flash the drive to B7P9 and then back to B7T9, but all Benq programs still crash in Safe Mode, and WinBWFlash does not see any optical drives at all in Safe Mode (Windows does see them)
Things are not looking good here for Benq in this stable. The program crashes alone are reason enough to RMA this drive. Any ideas will be welcome.
Here's another TY T02 burned at 16x with B7P9: