Without the ability to retrieve error information, the DW is unable to determine which sectors are damaged or unreadable. The DW performed pretty well in our packet writing tests. SolidBurn also works with supported media. Updating your drivers with Driver Alert can help your computer in a number of ways. Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. The specs below have been taken from BenQ’s website and the box that the drive came in. NeroVision Express also lets users add things like transitions, custom backgrounds, animated menus and text effects.

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In order to make the process more likely to succeed, SolidBurn is automatically activated when this function is used. While the DW comes with a fair amount of documentation, the majority of it focuses on the bundled software and not the drive itself.

The DW’s writing quality was also pretty good for the most part. Over the years, over million scans have been runand all that data has been compiled to create our driver benq dvd ls dw Similar to the ones included with BenQ’s previous DVD writers, this small, fold out guide is broken up into 11 different languages. Finding compatible media really wasn’t an issue with the DW Try a free diagnostic now Introducing Driver Matic. Off by default, this LED lights up green whenever the drive is reading or writing.


DW vs SA – Page 2 BenQ’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed DW vs SA – Page 4 Do you have any questions regarding your driver installation?

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This is pretty good ,s a drive rated at only 48x. The drive came with the latest firmware installed. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. With Fuji’s 48x media, the drive started writing at about This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

The drive was able to read single layer data and video DVD-ROM’s at speeds as high as 16x and had some pretty good seek times. The DW also supports a feature called “bitsetting. Similar in function to WOPC II, this technology enhances the writing quality near the end of the disc to prevent any warping or other potential problems. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. An alternative to markers and stick on labels, LightScribe lets you burn graphics and text onto the tops of specially coated discs.


While this isn’t exactly speedy, disabling WOPC cut a good 40 seconds off the total burn time. The result of this was the DW Nevertheless, they were still within acceptable limits and there were no readability issues. More information about text formats. WOPC II – In the past, drives would use a preset writing strategy and stick to it throughout the entire burning process.

BenQ DW1655

The results are shown below. Of course, BenQ’s new drive isn’t just about speed. For this test I made a copy of a pressed test CD. Both drives share the same basic design and have many of the same logos. Most major software companies have pledged support for the technology. When scanned with the DW, the discs yielded some some fairly good results. This is a very rough, but good way to test the drive’s error correcting abilities.

For this review we used firmware version BCHB. Now with Driver Matic, a PC can have up to date drivers automatically.