The BenQ 1655 is a great drive/burner and very reliable I have two of them myself
I have not had any problems with the drives locking up on me, when you say 4x and 5x are you talking about during the burn process or the read speed
also are you using the VSO burn engine(DVDFab’s default) ? I myself have DVDFab set to use ImgBurn for the burn engine, also what happens if you roll back to the older version of DVDFab that did work do you still have the problem ?[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the reply. I was typing pretty late and I meant DVDFab 4.x and 5.x. Any way I have figured out what the problem is.
The problem turns out to be the combination of encryption used on the particular disc I was trying to rip and the dw1655. At the very end I always get a “reading error” and if I hit Ignore it seems to work any way. The first couple of times I think I hit Retry instead and it would lock the drive even if I quit DVDFab and the only thing I could do was reboot the computer.
I have since found I can rip the movie in question with my Lite-on drive no problem and I have also found I can still rip any other movie with the dw1655 no problem.
So turns out everything is working as it should but the dw1655 has a problem with this particular encryption that corrupts sectors. I am guessing the Lite-on has a better recovery algorithm for those particular types of “errors”
One last note is I normally do not use Windows Update unless I have a really good reason. Once I get a rig stable I try not to changes things unless new hardware or software requires it. However, last night I let WU do it’s thing and I updated all the critical items on XP and updated the browser to IE 8 and now DVDFab loads much faster. I have no idea which update affected it but obviously the 6.x version of DVDFab needed one of the updates to work better. I wish I could tell you which one but I am not going to look into it any further.
Thanks for the help.