BenQ is expected to release its first 18X and 20X series of DVD
burners in the following weeks, including some Lightscribe disc
The Taiwanese company announced the DW1810 triple-writer DVD
burner with Lightscribe support, the DW2000 super-fast 20X DVD
burner as well as its Lighscribe version, dubbed DW2010.
All drives support write and read multiple DVD (DVD+/- R/RW, and
DVD-RAM) and CD formats. The DVD-RAM writing support allows
direct "Drag and Drop recording" to a DVD-RAM media without using
any burning software. In addition, they incorporate the SolidBurn
technology which applies a self-learning algorithm in examining
optical media prior to burning. It automatically determines the
best writing strategy for each disc to ensure maximum
playability. Through BenQ's QSuite tool, users are able to
adjust drive settings.
BenQ's 18X DVD burner comes with a typical E-IDE/ATAPI interface,
writes DVD+R/-R media at 18x, DVD+RW at 8x +RW, DVD-RW at 6x,
DVD+R/-R DL at 8X and DVD-RAM at 12x. Te drive is also a
28x/32x/48X CD burner, and supports HP's Lightscribe disc
labeling technology, which allows you to burn labels directly
onto your CDs and DVDs using the same disc drive that burns your
The new BenQ DW2000 is the company's first DVD burner capable of
writing on DVD recordable media at 20X. The ATAPI drive comes
with a 2MB of cache buffer in white and black color variations.
Directly compared with the DW1810, the DW2000 is just faster by
2X when burning at the maximum 20X speed.
The DW2010 shares the same specifications with its twin brother
but additionally supports the Lightscribe technology.
All drives are expected to reach the Asian market in the
following weeks. Plans for overseas shippings have not yet
been announced. Following other DVD hardware makers such as
Japanese Pioneer, BenQ is expected to release SATA versions of
these drives in 2007.