Speed reduced? when crossflashing 1620 Bulk to Retail (Gxx to Bxx)

vbimport

#1

I followed the instructions from the other thread (Kenny Shin) to crossflash my bulk 1620 to the retail version 1620 pro:

G79L->B5G9->B7M9->B7P9->B7T9

Everything seemed to be ok, but when i used Nero Infotool it reports the unit as 8x instead of 16x!!!. The same happens when i use BenQ QScan.

:confused:

This is InfoTool report, after flashing:

Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information

Drive : BENQ DVD DD DW1620
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : B7T9
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : F:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8.0 , 4.0 X
Write Speed : 8.0 , 4.0 , 2.4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (F:)

Type : DVD-R
Capacity : 491:16.52 (862 MB)
Tracks : 1
Sessions : 1

File System : ISO9660, Joliet
Title : divx dvd 1
Date : 30 December 2004
Publisher : n/a
Application : Nero Burning ROM


#2

. . what does info tool report without an 8x DVD-R in the 1620?


#3

Previous report was with a Ritek 4x dvd-r

This is Infotool report with empty unit:


Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information

Drive : BENQ DVD DD DW1620
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : B7T9
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : F:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40 X
Write Speed : 40 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (F:)

Type : - no disc inserted -


#4

Yeahs that normal Infotool was mearly reporting the speed the media in the drive could be wrote at.


#5

Yes, i didn’t know it was the speed of the medium and not the speed of the drive.
The same with QScan…

it’s my first dvd drive!! :slight_smile:


#6

Yeah, try it with different media and you should see the speed value change.