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BenQ Drive Errors

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by FredJames, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. FredJames

    FredJames Member

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    Hello,

    Post #1. Total newbie. This is likely a dumb question but I gotta ask.

    Bought a BenQ 1610 drive. Upgraded the firmware to the latest ver. I cab write to a 2X -R disk no problem (have not tried 2X +R yet). But when I write to a 4X or 8X disk +R disk, even by forcing the burning software to slow down, the burn fails (Nero or DVD Creator).

    Now the clincher: I have an older Celeron 500....could this be the problem??? Also, when burning, I noticed that I have about 5Mb of free memory left; do I just need more memory?

    Appreciate any help....
     
  2. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    You should probably burn @ 4x maximum.
    Only the latest blanks are 8x and I don't trust 'em, still burn @ 4x.
    WTF, let it take its time - 11 minutes or whatever, not too long, and burns will be better @ 4x.
    If you have 128MB you need more :)
    If you have 256MB maybe you're OK. Do you use XP?
    To burn -R at fast speed you will need fast PC with big HDs and lots of memory, to keep Nero's buffers full.
    8x burn is well over 10MB/second...
    And make sure your DVD burner and the source for the burn (HD) are on different controllers.
    L8R
     
  3. FredJames

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    it seems that the issue was with my drive, or with the firmware upgrade I did. exchanged the drive and now it works flawlessly.

    tx.
     

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