Home News Reviews Forums Shop


New firmware for the DW1620 - B7M9

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

New firmware for the DW1620 - B7M9

Postby Hef on Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:59 am

It's on BenQ's website now. It does enable high speed scanning.

http://support.benq.com/files/storage/F ... 0/B7M9.zip


CD-DVD Speed that should work with this firmware.

http://www.cdspeed2000.com/files/NeroCDSpeed_342.zip

DVDInfopro 3.40

http://www.videohelp.com/~dvdinfopro/dvdinfo.zip

Fuji TY02 at 8x

Image
Last edited by Hef on Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:05 am, edited 3 times in total.
Asus A78NX/Barton 2500
BenQ DW1620 (B7P9)
Lite-on LTR-52246S
User avatar
Hef
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm

Postby Halc on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:19 am

Yippee! Thanks for the info. I have a huge load of discs that were waiting for this update. Flashing now :)
User avatar
Halc
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 599
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2002 9:13 am

Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:34 am

Halc wrote:Yippee! Thanks for the info. I have a huge load of discs that were waiting for this update. Flashing now :)


You and me both Halc! :wink:

I'm flashed and already running comparison scans :D
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Hef on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:53 am

It's officially on the website now.

Release Reasons:

1. Supported higher PI/PO/Jitter reading speed with certain software. (DVDInfo Pro v3.32 & CD-DVD Speed v3.42)
2. Supported media TE/FE signal detection with BenQ special tool.
3. Modified the writing strategy for TY [TAIYO YUDEN] CD-R media.
4. Fixed the compatibility issue with n-Force IDE driver.
Asus A78NX/Barton 2500
BenQ DW1620 (B7P9)
Lite-on LTR-52246S
User avatar
Hef
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm

Postby Ian on Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:15 am

"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby burticus on Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:37 pm

Any hope for my huge supply of tdk 4x +r to get a speed bump? I flashed today but haven't burned anything yet.

Slightly more off topic... there's no hope of my +rw 2.4x (memorex) media writing at 4x is there? (sigh)
burticus
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Texas

Postby Hef on Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:17 pm

burticus,

Let us know what your TDK 4x + burns at in the BenQ with the newest firmware and also post the media code.
Asus A78NX/Barton 2500
BenQ DW1620 (B7P9)
Lite-on LTR-52246S
User avatar
Hef
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm

Postby Dartman on Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:46 am

I've done some of the TDK 4x plus media, mid R01, and they now do 8x with excellent quality, as good or better then my NEC 3500 :) It also does better quality burns with the Fuji ty02 plus media that's 8x at 16 then it did before this update. My drive is a original 1600 august build drive converted to 1620.
I still need to do some minus media and some of the odd ball crap minus I have to see if it does it OK now. The testing function now seems very good even at 8x and apears to be more consistant then my 811 that sometimes doesn't give the same results twice :evil:
Well off to waste more media in the name of science :wink:
User avatar
Dartman
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1549
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 2:13 pm
Location: USA

Postby Hef on Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:51 am

Who makes "mid R01"? I'm not familiar with that media code. I've heard of RICOHJPNR01, but supposedly the DW1620 will only do that at 4x unless that's changed now.
Asus A78NX/Barton 2500
BenQ DW1620 (B7P9)
Lite-on LTR-52246S
User avatar
Hef
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm

Postby Dartman on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:08 am

It's the ricoh you mentioned, I just end up shortening it up becuase it so common I guess. Yup it does 8x now with excellent results , before it was 4x.
User avatar
Dartman
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1549
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 2:13 pm
Location: USA

Postby Hef on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:26 am

Really that's great.
Asus A78NX/Barton 2500
BenQ DW1620 (B7P9)
Lite-on LTR-52246S
User avatar
Hef
Buffer Underrun
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:48 pm

Postby uknown1234 on Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:22 am

Dartman wrote:It's the ricoh you mentioned, I just end up shortening it up becuase it so common I guess. Yup it does 8x now with excellent results , before it was 4x.


my cmc mag f01 does 8x since b7k9 firmware, very nicely I might add :D
uknown1234
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:04 pm

Postby burticus on Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:32 am

How do I get media id? Somewhere in Nero or other util?
burticus
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Texas

Postby burticus on Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:20 pm

Roger that! TDK 4x +R burned a data dvd at 8x no problem! Sweet! I'm so happpy! *sobs openly*

Next up I need to try a movie...
burticus
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Texas

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:24 pm

I would be posting scans right now... but one of my home computers decided to die on me... and wouldn't you know it, it's the one with all the important Data on it. Not to mention my e-mail setups.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby burticus on Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:13 am

ROCK ON! Just did a movie at 8x on the TDK 4x +r media. Plays perfect in my regular sony dvd player.

This one is a keeper, people! And as cheap as this media is getting, no need to spend extra on 8x...

BENQ is tha shiznit!

Next up.... 4x on a 2.4 +rw! Hold your breath...
burticus
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Texas

Postby burticus on Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:00 pm

DOH. No dice on the +rw. Nero won't see it as faster than 2.4, and clonedvd took 31 mins to do a 90 minute movie which is right at 2.4x. Oh well, can't win them all.

At least the 2.4 memorex +rw was cheap.... it sure isn't fast.
burticus
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Texas

Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:44 pm

the only RW media I've ever seen overclocked was on the Pioneer DVR-107 (I'm betting that the 108 can do it too). I don't think any other drive types ever pulled it off. And DVD+RWs never worked right for overclocking.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby vio_man on Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:02 pm

Does anyone tried Princo 4x DVD-R with this new firmware? I would like to know how the drive handle this media with the new firmware, as Princo are widely used here in Portugal.
User avatar
vio_man
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:10 pm
Location: Portugal

Postby KenW on Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:46 pm

Any one seen the TE/FE tool benQ lists in the changes log.

Release Reasons:

1. Supported higher PI/PO/Jitter reading speed with certain software. (DVDInfo Pro v3.32 & CD-DVD Speed v3.42)
2. Supported media TE/FE signal detection with BenQ special tool.
3. Modified the writing strategy for TY [TAIYO YUDEN] CD-R media.
4. Fixed the compatibility issue with n-Force IDE driver.
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz Intel D975XBX2
LG-GGW-H20L YL03
Plextor 755SA 1.08
Samsung SH-S203B SB03
User avatar
KenW
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:14 pm
Location: LA California USA

Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:01 pm

KenW wrote:Any one seen the TE/FE tool benQ lists in the changes log.

Release Reasons:

1. Supported higher PI/PO/Jitter reading speed with certain software. (DVDInfo Pro v3.32 & CD-DVD Speed v3.42)
2. Supported media TE/FE signal detection with BenQ special tool.
3. Modified the writing strategy for TY [TAIYO YUDEN] CD-R media.
4. Fixed the compatibility issue with n-Force IDE driver.


I don't think it's been released yet :o
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby KenW on Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:16 pm

No I guess not, maybe next week.
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz Intel D975XBX2
LG-GGW-H20L YL03
Plextor 755SA 1.08
Samsung SH-S203B SB03
User avatar
KenW
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 116
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:14 pm
Location: LA California USA


Return to DVD Writers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.