Very pleased with new DW1620!

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#1

Just got it today and so far it is all I hoped it would be. It replaced a LiteOn SOHW-1673S I got about 2 weeks ago that I wasn’t very happy with. I flashed it with B7T9 firmware and am using up some “value” TaiyoYuden DVD-R 4X (TYG01). 4 burns so far with nothing scanning below a quality score of 97. I’m looking forward to getting some faster media.

I was a bit disconcerted when I noticed the green LED staying on, but quickly found the thread in this forum and realized it is normal whenever there is a disc in the drive.

I want to thank everyone here for helping me choose the DW1620, even though I didn’t actually ask anyone’s opinion. Just reading how most of you were happy with your drives, and particularly with the outstanding quality of the burns was what convinced me.

Happy Burning!!


#2

Congrats on your purchase and welcome!

Cheers,

Jie


#3

Above 97 sounds pretty good. In my case, PIF of the value TY was very good but PIE was a little bit high. (Avg 10~20, max 20~50).

BTW, TYG02 strategy works fine for the G01. If you feel the need of faster burn, it’s worth trying.


#4

Thanks for the tip jk736.

I downloaded the MCSE and changed the write strategy of the TYG01 to TYG02 (firmware B7T9) and burned at 8X. The quality scores of the scans are even better than when I was burning at 4X (lower PIE & PIF). Awesome!