I have 2 DVD-Burners, A Lite-on 812s which I bought 2 years ago and a Benq DW1650 which I bought about a month ago.
I was really unsatisfied with the results of the lite-on since it burned even the most expensive media with many errors and about half DVDs were being written with unrecoverable read errors!!
So I finally got angry enough and using recommendations of you fellas in this forum I got the new drive which is a benq 1650 which of course I hoped would solve the problem.
But it didn’t! The write quality with the benq is a little better than the lite-on, but it gets nowhere near the scans which I see in these forums even when I use the best media available to me and some of my burned DVDs are not readable with the Benq itself although they’re written using good media like Verbatim 16x.
I always thought my lite-on is a bad drive, but the results I got from the benq convinced me that maybe a bad setting in my PC is causing all these problems?? After all, how much is the chance of 2 bad drives?!
I’m using Windows XP SP2 on a PC with AMD Sempron 2600+, 250GB IDE Maxtor HDD, ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard with NVIDIA nForce 2 chipset, both the drives are DMA Enabled and my benq is the master drive and it’s Upgraded to BCIC. I’m mostly using Nero7 and Alcohol 120% as the burning software.
- Since I’m a gamer and I need performance I’ve always used NVIDIA nForce Drivers in my PC which includes an IDE Driver. Could it be the cause of the problem?
- How about using an IDE hard drive? Could it be a big mistake although it’s being connected with another cable?
- Do you know of any other conditions which could cause every drive attached to a PC to fail in write quality?
- I recently got a DVD-Video which was written with Princo DVD-R 8x which is a very cheap media in my country, but it got a 96% quality score in nero cd-dvd speed. which dvd writer can burn cheap media with that quality? can I do that with my benq pleaaaase??
Thanks a lot.