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BenQ 1620

Postby Killumall on Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:26 pm

Hi all. Trying to get some info on my new install of a 1620 drive. Have some questions:

1) Do I replace one of the LO drives or add the new drive to the existing setup?

2) What software to use?

3) What Media ( Brand Names vs Mfg coatings)?

System is:

Asus P4P800P
2.8G P4
512M PC3200
(3) Maxtor 800G SATA drives
OP'S 2 drives on XP-Pro,1 drive using Linux 10.1
(2) LightOn 52246 CD Burners
Radeon 9200

Any help would be appreciated. Tried CD Freaks for almost 2 weeks without any help. Thanks.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:30 am

I'd replace the LiteOn, just jumper the same. I'd use the software that came with the drive if it's Nero. Go to Best Buy and get the 50pk of Fuji 8x, DVD+R, that says Made in Japan. It's $20 this week. For DVD+RW, get Verbatim DataLifePlus.

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Postby agulfer on Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:42 pm

With the addition of the BQ drive, there really is no need to have 2 LO CDR drives...especially since the BQ burns cdr's.

I'd make sure the BQ is the MASTER drive on one of your IDE channels...make sure you set the jumber to "master" (the factory default setting is 'cable select' (cs) ) and connect it to the last (farthest away) connector on your IDE cable (connector should be the one marked "0"). I'd also make sure you drive is set to utilize "DMA", you set it in the control panel under the properties for the BQ drive. Also....don't forget to flash the BQ with the lastest 'b7p9' firmware (from the BQ website) for higher burn speeds and media compatability. I used the 3rd party 'WinDWFlash' flasher tool to simplify it.

I haven't tried out alot of different media but I have yet to burn a coaster with any media. I like the Verbatim DataLife 8x (Sam's Club) , I've had success with both the DVD+R and DVD-R.....prefer the DVD-R for more compatablility with stand alone home DVD players (movies).

Hope this helps....
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Postby agulfer on Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:44 pm

Use the latest Nero: 6.6.0.6 (http://www.nero.com/us/nero-up.php)
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Postby benjamin on Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:24 pm

And the latest firmware is now B7T9...
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Re: BenQ 1620

Postby Ian on Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:34 pm

Killumall wrote:Any help would be appreciated. Tried CD Freaks for almost 2 weeks without any help. Thanks.


Damn, they must be slippin' :P
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Re: BenQ 1620

Postby uknown1234 on Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:56 pm

Ian wrote:
Killumall wrote:Any help would be appreciated. Tried CD Freaks for almost 2 weeks without any help. Thanks.


Damn, they must be slippin' :P

or they got tired of answering the same question over and over because no one uses the search function
it does happen :o
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Postby Killumall on Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:16 am

Thanks all. Hey unknown.I'll bet you are.
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