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Can DW822A write to DVD-R at 8X with B3HC firmware?

Postby VEFF on Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:41 pm

I am about to sell my drive and want to advertise 8X -R capability, if this is the case.
It seems to support 8X burning to DVD-R, according to one thread I found on another site, but I wanted some confirmation from the guys here.

Thanks guys!
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Postby VEFF on Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:47 pm

dhc014 wrote:First Google result for "Benq DW822A": BenQ America Corp. - Optical Storage - DW822A 8x DVD+RW Drive

First sentance of the main body of the page: "With the DW822A, BenQ proudly introduces a true dual format drive that supports both +R/RW and –R/RW format."

Right below that you can see the specs:
"DVD+RW Speed - 8X Writing, 4X Rewriting, 12X Reading
DVD-RW Speed - 4X Writing, 2X Rewriting, 12X Reading"


I did know the specs of my drive and also do know how to google ;)

In my title I asked if it could be upgraded with firmware B3HC to support 8X -R, as one of the threads in cdfreaks seems to imply.
(Maybe I should have repeated it in the body of my post).

To be safe, since the Benq Europe site says nothing about the firmware contents, and since I didn't find many posts with people's experiences (probably due to the lack of 8X -R media at the time), I wanted to double check with some folks here.
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:49 pm

8x DVD-R for Benq 822!!

B3EC added support for "8x DVD-R writing (TAIYO YUDEN, Maxell & Ritek 8x DVD-R media)" and I doubt that they removed this capablity in the following updates.
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Postby VEFF on Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:57 pm

dhc014 wrote:8x DVD-R for Benq 822!!

B3EC added support for "8x DVD-R writing (TAIYO YUDEN, Maxell & Ritek 8x DVD-R media)" and I doubt that they removed this capablity in the following updates.


Excellent thanks for the confirmation! I'll check through the thread
as soon as I get off the phone to see what people thought of the upgrade and performance overall with it, not just 8X -R.

This will hopefully add a few bucks to the price I get at auction. :)
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LiteOn 52246S (another)
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TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:17 am

Damn, you got me quoted ;)
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:21 pm

dhc014 wrote:Damn, you got me quoted ;)

LOL!
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