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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 9:57:01 AM   
S33K3R

 

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oh yea forgot about that here ya go select your drive
1600->1620 or 1620 firmware


< Message edited by S33K3R -- 8/25/2004 9:57:43 AM >

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 10:03:34 AM   
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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 10:17:58 AM   
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Here are another links:

For DW1600 upg to DW1620 firmware:
http://support.benq.com/files/storage/Firmware/DW1600/1600-1620_B7H9.zip

For DW1620 updated firmware:
http://support.benq.com/files/storage/Firmware/DW1620/B7H9.zip

Notes for B7H9 firmware:
Media List:

Support DVD+R DL (Double Layer) media:
1. MKM (Mitsubishi)
2. Ritek

Support 16x DVD+R media:
1. Philips (C16)
2. Mitsubishi MCC (004)
3. TAIYO YUDEN (T03)
4. Prodisc (R04)
5. Maxell (003)
6. Daxon (AZ3)
7. RicohJPN (R03)
8. Ritek (R04)
9. SONY (D21)
10. TDK (003)
11. CMC MAG (M01)

For 8x DVD+R media which is able to write at 16x:
1. Daxon (AZ2)
2. LeadData (S03)
3. SONY (D11)
4. TDK (002)
5. TAIYO YUDEN (T02)
6. RicohJPN (R02)
7. Prodisc (R03)

For 8x DVD-R media which is able to write at 16x:
1. Daxon (008S)
2. SONY (08D1)
3. TAIYO YUDEN (G02)

NOTICE! Superior quality disc is recommended for high speed writing!

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 10:34:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: emperor

Good to know, any direct links for both firmware?

Btw, retail DW1620A arrived, soon we will know if works ok or not


emperor, will you also try to test the DVD-R writing quality on DW1600 upgraded to DW1620 and compare to an original DW1620?

expected to see the upgrade result....

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:02:23 AM   
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I have a DW1610. Is there firmware to upgrade my DW1610 to DW1620?

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:11:55 AM   
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Our drive arrived with B7G9 (strange), i will upgrade to the latest B7H9 and see how it performs...

Lazyturbo, till today there isn't such firmware!!!

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:22:32 AM   
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quote:

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emperor, will you also try to test the DVD-R writing quality on DW1600 upgraded to DW1620 and compare to an original DW1620?


Yes that is correct, we are trying to get a DW1600A drive to perform the upgrade

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 12:03:30 PM   
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another one

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 12:10:40 PM   
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Yes a "new" massive production DW1600A

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:13:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: emperor

Our drive arrived with B7G9 (strange), i will upgrade to the latest B7H9 and see how it performs...

Lazyturbo, till today there isn't such firmware!!!


I remember someone a few days ago saying his 1620 came with B7C9 firmware.

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:25:34 PM   
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Sorry Prodisc (R03) is still set to 12x max.

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/25/2004 11:25:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DMagic1
I remember someone a few days ago saying his 1620 came with B7C9 firmware.


Right, "uber" has said that. His 1620 came with B7C9.


< Message edited by arith -- 8/26/2004 11:31:23 AM >

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/26/2004 4:58:32 AM   
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Started burning -R media with 1620, the first burn with Intenso 8X -R wasn't very good, P-CAV up to 8X and at 30% drops to 4X...

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/26/2004 5:12:10 AM   
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are 4x and 6x CLV?
which other speeds are available?
thanks

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/26/2004 5:53:41 AM   
arith


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can't wait to see the result

plan to buy some -R disc for my DW1600

why not just burning +R disc? All the prodisc +R discs are sold out.
(I prefer to use prodisc)

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RE: BenQ to offer free upgrade 1600->1620 with 12X -R! - 8/26/2004 7:08:45 AM   
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With some other discs 8X P-CAV is possible, 4X is CLV, dunno about 6X, wait sometime until i fully test

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