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New BenQ DW1640 and DW1655 Firmware

Postby Ian on Tue May 02, 2006 12:23 pm

Like the subject says...

DW1640 BSPB - http://support.benq.com/files/storage/F ... 0/BSPB.zip

Release Reasons:
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DW1655 BCHB - http://support.benq.com/files/storage/F ... 5/BCHB.zip

Release Reason:
Update Writing Strategy


Has anyone tried it yet?
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Postby Bhairav on Tue May 02, 2006 12:47 pm

Damn! I'm locked out of the desktop.. faulty NB HSF unit. I'll give BSPB a go tomorrow.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue May 02, 2006 2:52 pm

They probably just added support for Princo DVD-RDL media :P
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Postby Dartman on Tue May 02, 2006 11:38 pm

I just loaded it last night, first try didn't burn, second did 12x on some ty 16x media but looked good, third after I reloaded it just in case did 16x with good results. I'm still wasting media so we'll see, and now I have to do the 1640 too :o
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Postby Ian on Wed May 03, 2006 12:11 am

Dartman, if you get some time, please post your results:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=31
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Postby Dartman on Wed May 03, 2006 12:20 am

Otay!
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Postby TCAS on Thu May 04, 2006 12:16 am

First burn of BCHB patched with alan42 MCSE
Media: Verbatim 16X MID MCC 004
OS/WOPC: Off, SB:On
Burnign Speed: 12X @ 615Mint
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Postby TCAS on Thu May 04, 2006 1:14 am

Second Burn:

Hey Guy; This BCHB is really a mess and deserve to be let alone and not to bother with.

First burn of BCHB patched with alan42 MCSE
Media: Playo 8X MID AMLC 002
OS/WOPC: Off, SB:On
Selected Burnign Speed: 8X
Burnt:@ 2.3X and Burning time :25 Minutes

Yes it took 25 Minutes to burn @ 2.3X, I will be going back to BCDB until a viable version of f/w being given out by BenQ. This is really sucks.
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Postby TCAS on Thu May 04, 2006 3:10 am

The Third Burn: Obviously this version of 1655 f/w (BCHB) has flaw in its writting strategy:

Thirdt burn of BCHB patched with alan42 MCSE
Media: Maxell 8X MID DVD+R Made In Japan MID: Maxell: 002
OS/WOPC: Off, SB:On
Selected Burnign Speed: 8X
Burnt:@ 2.3X and Burning time :26 Minutes

Yes it took 26 Minutes to burn @ 2.3X,
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu May 04, 2006 4:22 am

I find that SolidBurn on my DW1655 has similar problems with certain media... as in, taking ~30min to burn a disc no matter what.

That's on of the reasons I never automaticall turn on SolidBurn... also, I'm reviewing the drive :P

And I NEVER turn off WOPC :wink:
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Postby Ian on Thu May 04, 2006 7:35 am

Guys, please post your results here as well:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=31
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Postby jberry on Sun May 07, 2006 8:39 pm

any conclusions RE these firmwares?
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Postby DeltaLima on Mon May 08, 2006 7:34 pm

jberry wrote:any conclusions RE these firmwares?


Yours is fine? Why upgrade? I'm waiting for the next release... and you should see it listed at ftp://ftp.benq-eu.com/dvd-rw/firmware/dw1655/ also.
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Postby Dartman on Mon May 08, 2006 7:53 pm

It kinda looks like liteOn may have had a hand in this one as some of my media the WOPC hardly affects the burning curve and on a couple it has suddenly dropped back in speed from like 13 down to 4x. The quality though mostly stays excellent but I dont think I've ever seen this drive drop back in speed like that before. I almost always leave all features like Solid Burn, WOPC and overspeed turned on, and thats how it was set on the test burns I posted on the other burn quality thread Ian is trying to get everyone to post to.
I've also taken to updating FW in safe mode just to be safer and cut down chances of something messing with the flash, also I reset the learned media if it hasn't all ready just in case.
If anybody is getting horrible burns might want to try a safe mode reflash and see if it helps at all.
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Re: New BenQ DW1640 and DW1655 Firmware

Postby seaegg on Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:36 pm

Ian wrote:Like the subject says...

DW1640 BSPB - http://support.benq.com/files/storage/F ... 0/BSPB.zip

Release Reasons:
Update Writing Strategy


DW1655 BCHB - http://support.benq.com/files/storage/F ... 5/BCHB.zip

Release Reason:
Update Writing Strategy


Has anyone tried it yet?



FW BSQB is now out.
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Postby DeltaLima on Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:39 pm

BCHB for 1655 is now listed at ftp://ftp.benq-eu.com/dvd-rw/firmware/dw1655/
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