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Now with Driver Matic, a PC can have up to date drivers automatically. While affordably priced, the drive delivers the performance and features that BenQ has become known for. Simply insert your disc and burn. For the best results, the lines on the graph should remain low and relatively flat. The drive had no problems reading all types of media at its rated speeds and had some very good seek times. Even then, those looking for elaborate explanations or drive specific information will be a little disappointed. Most major software companies have pledged support for the technology.

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This gave the DW an average writing speed of about However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. While the documentation BenQ has included is fairly brief, it should be enough to get the driveup and running.

Then Sonic’s DLA is used to test packet writing speeds. It fires off eight different applications using scripts.

All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the dd1655 in and out times too. The DW also erases at 32x. A patched RPC-1 firmware can be downloaded here.


In order to make dvr process more likely to succeed, SolidBurn is automatically activated when this function is used. The DW performed pretty well in our packet writing tests. Without the ability to retrieve error information, the DW is unable to determine which sectors are damaged or unreadable.

– BenQ DW 16x DVD±RW – Reviews – all-pages

The disc is If you have autorun enabled on your computer, the menu pictured below should automatically appear when you insert the disc. I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero.

Clicking on “Nero Suite” will bring up the menu pictured above. Take a look below.

BenQ DW1655

You can download the latest version of the software from Nero’s website. The drive’s region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. Both drives share the same basic design and have dvc of the same logos. The DW performed very well when reading pressed CD’s.

BENQ DVD LS DW1655 Firmware BCIB download

By default it comes set as master. The DW has a maximum CD writing speed of 48x. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.


To find the latest driver for your computer we recommend running our Free Driver Scan. Of course you can’t do this with just any drive, media or software.

They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics.

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While not as fast as the drive from LG, it reached a respectable About Privacy Contact Us. Simply choose the location where you want to install the program and click next a few times. Installing BenQ’s QSuite is also fairly straightforward. So what are “good” results supposed to look like?

The drive turned in some respectable times and its writing quality was quite good. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it. DW vs SA – Page 4 Firmware upgrade – BCDB To get the writing times, a 4.