Like a CD-ROM, you will get different benchmark results depending on what kind of discs you are using. So let’s move on to the rest of this review of the BenQ , starting with the DVD reading capabilities. For the best results, the lines on the graph should remain low and relatively flat. As you can see, the drive had no problems reaching this speed in our tests. How long does it take to print a label?

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In order to make the process more likely to succeed, SolidBurn is automatically activated when this function is used.

Nero CD Speed v4. This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics. When activated, the drive will ignore the writing strategy stored in the firmware sl instead create a new one. Thanks to this small speed boost, the drive was able to reach a maximum transfer speed of more than 49x. It started out at about 6.

Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select. After taking the drive out of the box, I left behq jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain of our test computer by connecting the IDE cable and power connector.

Using the bundled software you can both create and burn LightScribe disc labels. DW vs Ew – Page 3 While the DW comes with a fair amount of documentation, the majority of it focuses on the bundled software and not the drive itself.


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CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive may have created. So let’s move on to the rest of this review of the BenQstarting with the DVD reading capabilities.

Now with Driver Matic, a PC can have up to date drivers automatically. CD Writing Tests 7. To make a long story short, I am using a 4. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it. Dd Next Smartphone foray: With the competition announcing their LightScribe enabled DVD writers, BenQ went back to work, developing le drive with faster reading and writing speeds. By looking at the screenshots above, you can see that BenQ’s new drive starts writing at about 4.

A driver update may also improve stability and performance, or may fix issues with games, programs and power management. From start to finish, the entire process took only a few minutes. This gave the DW an average writing speed of about This buffer is backed up by BenQ’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection.

The scratches on the disc not only slowed it down considerably, the number of errors was a little higher than what we’d like to see.


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A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here. From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. The closest thing to a manual is the “Quick Installation Guide”. Thanks to its 8x writing speed, the drive took a little more than 17 minutes to burn an entire 8. The disc is over benw and single sided. CD Writing Quality – Plextools 8. Dd also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. The connector on the far left is the digital audio output. The drive’s region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore.

If a disc is warped though, the laser beam will not be positioned correctly. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero. Developed as an alternative to markers and stick on labels, LightScribe gave users the ability to burn silkscreen-quality graphics and text onto the tops of specially coated discs.