Optical Drive Conflict IDE Channel

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#1

Did anyone ever have a conflict putting a BenQ drive on the same onboard ide channel as an NEC or an LG. I seem to be having a problem with these particular drives. When I put two BenQ drives (1640,1650,1655) on the same ide channell they are fine. But when I replace one of them with my LG 4163 which I put as master with the BenQ as slave I have a problem, the LG burns at 6X with a big flucuation in the write speeds, same when I put a Nec 3520 or 3540 on the same channell with the BenQs (any of them). Two BenQs work fine together. The LG and the NEC also conflict. Is this a known problem? Remember these are onboard IDE channells, not addon cards.


#2

Hi alan. Never ran into that problem, mainly because I dont have an LG 4163. Have you tried uninstalling that IDE channel and letting the drives reinstall on reboot? This procedure has been known to fix issues like yours.:slight_smile:


#3

Hi crossq: Yes I have, but I have never done the uninstall directly after an install only after changing firmware. I will try it thanks.


#4

It’s a trial and error game to find a suitable combination/setup.


#5

Hi alan. I have both a 1650 and 4163b on the same ide line with the 1650 as master.
I have had no problems with this set up but have only used X8 media todate.


#6

At 8X there are no problems, its when you are burning at 12X or 16X that all heck breaks loose. It gets to about 9X and dies from there. But as I said the two BenQs together work fine, but as soon as you take 1 Benq and 1 LG or NEC on the same channel neither one works right. I am going to see if the LG and the NEC will work on a channel without the BenQs.