We received a black coloured drive, but there is an option to choose between this or a white coloured burner. Enter link to the external review Note link, Part number etc. DVD Reading speed 16x Max. In case you were wondering, overburning DVD-R has not been a possibility. The quality scan features reported PIFs as sum8-values rather than sum1, thus could not be directly compared with the LiteOn or ECMA standard guidelines, although different drives did always vary with their opinions of the quality of discs. The belts came in about five different sizes roughly sorted. There should be no POFs, else unreadable data is quite likely.

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We received a black coloured drive, but there is an option to choose between this or a white coloured burner. 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. This combination of write specifications is currently the fastest available for internal DVD writers and by technical specification comparison alone, the DW is undeniably an appealing proposition.

SmartToys DronesRobotsRobotic animals. This entry was posted in Computing and tagged computer hardwarecomputer storageoptical d1640rw1640 discs. On a simulated overburn, the BenQ DW was able to register a maximum capacity of 99 minutes 56 seconds and 41 frames.

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This means there is a high chance that the writing characteristics seen in past models might not be repeated this time round. Now let’s take a look at dw1460 drive itself.


This product is not an independently functional unit and may require professional installation. You will find QVideo 2. The final version released was BSRB, showing quite active firmware development throughout its lifetime. The number of shorter belts seemed to be higher than the number of long belts. The drive has survived being transported between a number of computers, and even survived a minature flood.

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Undoing four screws allows the rear plate to be removed, where a few thermal pads are installed to conduct heat to the drive casing as a heatsink. According to Screen Size 11″ and Smaller12″13″14″15″17″ and Larger. Will this really be the case?

In case you were wondering, overburning DVD-R has not been a possibility. However, unlike the first few models where older drives can be flashed to possess the same set of write specifications similar to the DW Pro, the DW is using bneq different OPU Optical Pickup Unit altogether.

The offending belt is a much longer belt about mm circumference than the average drive has which is about 80mm circumference. This entry was posted in Computing and tagged computer storageoptical discoptical discsrepairteardown. Possibly due to the different top-lid design, they decided to label the drive on the underside. Transfer Rate Reading Tests 3.


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The drive does not support Mount Rainier and it uses the well known RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times.

DVD Reading speed 16x Max. Protected Disc Tests – Reading Tests 6. However, this ability began cropping up on drives as part of less-well-documented firmware features that exist with drives of specific chipsets. Removing the bemq and opening the drive’s cover voids the drive’s warranty. I suppose this write-up is my way of thanking the drive for years of trouble-free service. New Range Check out the latest TVs. SmartPhones Smartphones – the essential everyday companion.

Unfortunately, the quality of the belts did vary, with the belts being rather under-dimensioned for thickness, and some belts being thinner than others with occasional rough edges. 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.

Galaxy S10, 5G, Folding Phones. Might this be a firmware bug related to the way the drives support dual-layer discs?