Just got on board here! Hoping for a definitive answer from the folks on this highly regarded forum, after hours of frustration!
I bought the I/O magic drive yesterday at my local Staples. Luckily, I got the BENQ 1620 (small box) and crossflashed the firmware from G7C9 to B7U9 successfully.
Before purchase I read posts saying that this drive could OVERBURN DVD+R media! As in, get 100 - 150 MB extra space per DVD! This drive and the Plextor 716A apparently are the only drives that that can overburn using the Nero 126.96.36.199 “DVD Overburn” feature. I specifically sought out this excellent burner for that purpose (the bonus being that it gives very high quality burns also!)
Well, I can’t get this drive to burn more than 4482 MB on my TY02 DVD+R media! CDspeed overburn test fails, Nero accepts my 4.46 GB .ISO image fine, but it fails after 4482 MB!
Can anyone tell me for sure??? Saw some posts confirming the 716A overburn results to 4600 MB on CDFreaks forums and one report that BENQ 1620 could overburn with B-series (retail) firmware installed.
What am I missing here?