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Flashing bulk Benq 1620 drive

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by iglutikut, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. iglutikut

    iglutikut Member

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    Well after looking thru here for answers and not really getting the ones i am looking for..
    here goes..

    I have the Benq 1620 bulk dvdr drive
    atapi version G7L9 (not sure how old that FW is, anyone know ?)
    I want to know if I should/could flash it to Benq's latest FW B7V9? would there be any issues at all? is it straight forward?
    Do I need to go to B 'series FW to burn DL??

    Thanks
     
  2. saugmon

    saugmon Senior member

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    Are you having media problems?

    I've got the B7C9 firmware and not a single issue. It allows me to be able to burn at 12x and 16x on sony/verbatim/and maxell +8x media. The way my pc runs like crap, I will avoid the update until I have to.I have yet found a mfg code that it will not burn and I use a lot of different media,but all very good media..
     
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    had 1 media problem.. cheap 4x. didnt like it at all..
    other then that any other 4x or 8x media is fine.
    I can even burn a few 2x @ 4x... but I wondered if the FW update would be worth it as I dont even know how old the G7L9 FW on it now is..
    I usually buy the Ridata G05's as I can get 50 pack for 20$CDN.
    should I upgrade to newest G FW or try to flash to newest B FW.??
    thanks
     
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    saugmon Senior member

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    I keep several firmware sites on my favorites list. Americal.com has the latest B7T9 on both the bulk and retail drives.Dated feb-24. I couldn't find the "g" FW that was on there before.It may be for the dual layer,but I am too poor to pay for the dl discs,lol

    I will hold off on that update. I got a new motherboard ordered if the retards at fed ex would deliver it.
    Since my pc is not 100%,I burn at 99% success rate,and 100% re-rips on the fly success rate,I absolutely refuse to update it. I don't want to take the risk on the very fine burner. My other burners just don't recognize my backups very good in all my stand alones so I have updated them.
     

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