There should be no POFs, else unreadable data is quite likely. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Not all drives were capable of handling this properly, and while the 90 minute blanks were generally quite compatible, the 99 minute ones almost always caused problems. Ask a question and give support. Speccy Files for Optical drive.

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Speccy Files for Optical drive. Which looks like your drive will support also.

There were other drives, including some combo drives and readers which had scanning ability. Now let’s take a look at the drive itself.

Tech Flashback: BenQ DW DVD±RW Drive Specialties | Gough’s Tech Zone

You can click on the mainboard picture for a higher resolution image: Proudly powered by WordPress. We received a black coloured drive, but there is an option to choose between this or a white coloured burner. Join ed community hereit only takes a minute.

AFCS accelerates the circulation inside the drive and speeds up the heat elimination through the drive’s steel housing. SA – Page 1 One Response to Tech Flashback: On a simulated overburn, the BenQ DW was able to register a maximum capacity of 99 minutes 56 seconds and 41 frames. About Privacy Contact Us.


But when it comes to writing, all bets are off, as the actual result may not even work as drives struggle to finalize the disc or fail to maintain tracking towards the outer area.

The BenQ, however, has always been a reliable writer of these types of marginal discs and has been quite a good reader as well in handling such odd media. Protected Disc Tests – Reading Tests 6. I decided to write a 99 minute 00 second 00 frame disc, as in my experience, getting too close to the simulated value will cause issues. The drive does not support Mount Rainier and it dv the well known Cd II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.

The dc firmware modification support is da1640 big bonus as well. It is not a coincidence that many well known manufacturers chose this burner to use as their OEM device. Do you already have an account? It was then discovered that other drives with other chipsets also had this ability to differing degrees, including the BenQ DW Yes, my password is: Might this be a firmware bug related to the way the drives support dual-layer discs?

Burning Windows 7 64-bit ISO using Benq DVD DD DW1640 ATA device

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Owing to the presence of error correction data within the recorded data, a simple read-back verify would succeed as long as sufficient data remained readable to recover the original data post-error-correction.

While CD-R overburning was easily achieved using contemporary burning software of the time Nero and generally just worked, DVD overburning was completely different. These are from my friend who built my PC.

These pushed the standards somewhat in regards to the pitch of the groove, allowing more data to squeeze into the same radius. However, this ability began cropping up on drives as part of less-well-documented firmware features that exist with drives of specific chipsets.

However, when attempting to burn, we find that burns proceed to writing all the data and then fail. SA – Page 3 I would like to update to a 64 bit. The 7 64bit install no service pack should be 3.