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+RW disc written by S182M unreadable by BenQ 800

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+RW disc written by S182M unreadable by BenQ 800

Postby 2Dogs on Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:40 pm

From some reading around in this forum, with posts going back to 2003 no less, I've figured out that my trusty old KHypermedia 8x4x12 is in fact a BenQ 800 - which probably explains why it seems to do better quality writes than the SH-S182M I bought as a replacement. (funny as well to see that Ian and Dolphinius Rex don't seem to have aged a bit in four years!) :lol:

Anyway, I thought the next logical step for my write quality comparison tests (using CD-DVD Speed 4.7.0.0) would be with DVD+RW media. I have a few Memorex 4x +RW disks. I thought I'd use the "Create Disc" tool in CD-DVD Speed to burn an ISO file to a +RW disc with each burner.

Unfortunately, I was not able to do that with either burner - the "Start" button was greyed out for both of them. Any ideas why that might be? I'd done a quick erase on both +RW discs first. I'd been able to successfully use the tool with +R discs.

Fair enough, I just used Nero to burn the ISO's, producing two discs that were playable both on my pc's and on the set top DVD player. (they were movie files)

The odd thing is that the BenQ can't read the +RW disc burned in the S182M - it shows as "Blank DVD" - but the S182M can read the disc burned in the BenQ. Here's the png of the Disc Info for the disc burned by the S183M, if it's any help.

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Here's the Disc Info for the disc burned by the BenQ:

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Is this fixable? As ever, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!
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Postby 2Dogs on Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:17 am

Sorted!

I managed to run the "Create Disc" tests by first erasing the disks from within CD-DVD Speed.

I was then able to read the disk burned by the S182M in the BenQ 800. I had also used CD-DVD Speed to change the booktype settings for the BenQ to DVD-ROM - perhaps that was it, since I believe the S182M has auto bitsetting to booktype for all media.
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