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15 DL Coasters with Benq 1620! What's wrong?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by willise, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. willise

    willise Member

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    I have had a Benq DW-1620 for about 3-4 years and have burned hundreds of CD's and single layer DVD's with it. But I cannot get it to burn dual layers. I have tried the DVD Decrypter/IMGBurn method, Nero, CloneDVD 2/AnyDVD, and Clone CD/AnyDVD. Each time the write fails. Most time it gets to 50% then fails, right about where the layer break is. I have the most up to date firmware, I believe - B7W9.

    I can produce the ISO, MDS file and use it in image burn, but it fails halfway through. What am I doing wrong? Or should I just forget DL for now? BTW I am using Phillips DL DVD+R media. That is the only part of this that is the weak link. Maybe Benq doesn't support the Phillips disks?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
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    You may want to make sure your firmware is up to date, the settings in your software are for DL, and try using Verbatim DL discs. They're a little more expensive, but they're top-notch. And, don't try to burn faster than 4x. 2.4x is ideal for DL I've found, but I have never had any luck burning faster than 4x. I'm sure others here will offer their advice, too. That's what we're all here for! Good luck!
     

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