From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated. Using the bundled software you can both create and burn LightScribe disc labels. The disc is The DW didn’t do as well as some of the other drives in this test. This helps to squeeze the maximum performance out of the CD.

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Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. While the DW’s overall score wasn’t as high as some of the other drives, it had some fairly good transfer rates. While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed. This website uses cookies to give you the we of service.


After taking the drive out of the box, I left the jumper set to master and installed it on the secondary IDE chain of our test computer by connecting the IDE cable and power connector. DW vs SA – Page 3 Many people consider InCD to be one of the best packet writing tools because of its simplicity and performance.


Otherwise, lss can check out the documentation by clicking on the little book shaped icons. Firmware upgrade – BCDB However, at the time of this bfnq, the list of compatible software is still relatively short.

When activated, the drive will ignore the writing strategy stored in the firmware and instead create a new one. Similar to the ones included with BenQ’s previous DVD writers, this small, fold out guide is broken up into 11 different languages. Take a look below. We do this so all tests can be compared reliably.

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Fortunately, that wasn’t the case with the DW Web page addresses and e-mail addresses ddw1655 into links automatically. News Around The Web. When testing the drive’s capacity, it had no problems overburning up to 99 minutes with our CompUSA media. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short.

CD Error Correction 4. Then Sonic’s DLA is used to test packet writing speeds. This buffer is backed up by BenQ’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection.

Even if you have a LightScribe capable drive and media, you will need software that supports it. For this test I used a pressed CD containing one Mode 1 data track. Off by default, this LED lights up green whenever the drive is reading or writing. LightScribe Technology will enable you to xw1655 create customized, silkscreen-quality labels directly on CDs and DVDs using their own PCs through a combination of LightScribe-compatible media, recordable optical drives and special software.


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By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 12x. SolidBurn also works with supported media. They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. The drive’s region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore.

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You may use these tags: Surprisingly enough, rw1655 PI rates were actually higher with KProbe. All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too.

Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. Can the DW deliver the performance and features that we’ve come to expect from BenQ?

However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short.