BenQ DW1670 DVD Writer
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1 BestMedia Platinum 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Mr. DVD 4xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Office Max 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Playo 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Sometimes got 'Disk-to-One' error with firmware v1.01. Upgrade to v1.03, found that it worst than v1.01. 4GB DVD disk took >40 mins in reading & >1 hour in burning!!!
Comments posted by angel888 from Other, October 18, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.
I have it just for one week. It has different front bezel than previous BenQ model. It can burn almost everything brand DVD that i throw into. So far it still work fine, but it can't burn flawlessly with DVD+R NANYA mediacode. Perhaps a newer firmware will solve the problem. The other thing is, this drive doesnt support SolidBurn and WOPC which is have for the older BenQ model. Overall this drive works good and a new firmware revision is really need. So far i don't try to crossflah this drive with SONY DRU-820A Ver 1.0b firmware, coz it can void the warranty. Now it default firmware revision 100, where can i found that firmware?or how can i backup this original firmware? anyone can help?
Comments posted by Rudi from Indonesia, June 05, 2006. Rated this writer 6 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
DVD-R? = Not tested
Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes
Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes
Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes
DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)
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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.