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BenQ Unveils DW1800 And DW1805

Postby Ian on Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:26 pm

BenQ has updated their website to include information on their new 18x DVD writers, the DW1800 and DW1805.

DW1800 - http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?product=913

Max. DVD writing speed 18x +R, 18x -R
Max. DVD Re-writing speed 8x +RW, 6x - RW
Max. DVD DL writing speed 8x +R, 8x -R
Max. DVD RAM writing speed 12x
Max. CD writing speed 48x
Max. CD Re-writing speed 32x
Max. DVD Reading speed 16x
Max. CD reading speed 48 x Seek time 160ms (DVD) / 160ms (CD)


DW1805 - http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?product=914

Max. DVD writing speed 18x +R, 18x -R
Max. DVD Re-writing speed 8x +RW, 6x - RW
Max. DVD DL writing speed 8x +R, 8x -R
Max. DVD RAM writing speed 12x
Max. CD writing speed 48x
Max. CD Re-writing speed 32x
Max. DVD Reading speed 16x
Max. CD reading speed 48 x Seek time 160ms (DVD) / 160ms (CD)


At one point I thought these two drives were based on two different chipsets/platforms. I'm guessing they're both based on Lite-On's 18x DVD writer now.
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:29 pm

Not bad... Kinda looks like they disabled WOPC though.
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Postby Dartman on Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:49 am

If it's based on a litey I wont be buying one, they still don't impress me like their CDRW's did.
The Samsung uses a mediatek chip too and I find mine merely good, not oustanding like my BenQ's have been till now. Hoping for the best...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:52 am

If Philips builds a relationship with LiteON like they did with BenQ previously, then I will quite happily move my interests from BenQ to LiteON :D
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Postby Grain on Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:24 pm

Tried to find some info about them on the web, so far none is in english that I can find, but I could make out "Phillips chipset" on more than one site. Whether that's what they are or not remains to be seen.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:27 pm

Grain wrote:Tried to find some info about them on the web, so far none is in english that I can find, but I could make out "Phillips chipset" on more than one site. Whether that's what they are or not remains to be seen.


maybe someone was just asking if they are using the Philips Chipset :P
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Postby Grain on Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:30 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Grain wrote:Tried to find some info about them on the web, so far none is in english that I can find, but I could make out "Phillips chipset" on more than one site. Whether that's what they are or not remains to be seen.


maybe someone was just asking if they are using the Philips Chipset :P


Absolutely Dolph :D Did see it mentioned on more than one site, BUT my Thai IS horrible :lol:
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Postby RJW on Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:22 am

1800 should not have WOPC and should use Matushita chipset. So it wasn't turend off.

1805 is rumoured to use NXP Nexperia chipset. But I don't find this logical unless it's a new chip. Because of first info suggest no WOPC support and it does support RAM.

Solidburn says little they just could have add the allgorythm.
WOPC is much more powerfull from what I have heard.
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Postby Ian on Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:18 am

As of this morning, both drives have been removed from BenQ's website. Let the consiracy theories fly...
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