Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Within a short period of time, optical drives bearing the BenQ brand are fast gaining recognition amongst consumers and winning over silencing critics and skeptics. Signal issues, in particular, are important when burning to double layer discs, as a lot of light is needed to pass through the semitransparent top layer of a double layer disc. Because of this, BenQ has implemented technologies that aim to make every single burn as reliable as possible, especially when the laser nears the edge of the disc, where there is a higher amount of disc wobble. We’re not bashing the DWall drives faster than 8X use similar multispeed write schemes. I need power and lots of it.

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The drive does not support Mount Benw and it uses the well known RPC II region control, allowing a user to change the drive’s region at most 5 times. Review Sections Review Specs. Cons Nothing to speak of.

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However, while the DW sets new records for burning recordable discs and is an appealing product, the results aren’t that much faster than what you’ll get from cheaper 8X and 12X recorders. With a clear knowledge on this and how it would impact the minds of consumers, BenQ went ahead to release news of its dual-format DW shortly after its single-format DW was unveiled to the world. Introduction It seems BenQ’s partnership with Philips is really taking off to a dream start as we saw BenQ became the first in the industry to push out the world’s first 16x DVD writer a few months back.


As you most probably would have known by now, the DW was a single-format drive and while it may have bagged a 4.

Our test unit took a mere 5: What code is in the image? Bottom Line All up, this drive looks good, does not make too much noise when in full flight, and provided reliable write and read results. It wrote our 4. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

We’re not bashing the DWall drives faster than 8X use similar multispeed write schemes. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. More on that later. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

Anyone new to this drive is advised, before proceeding, to read the original DWA review that contains the full reading tests. We’ve changed, we promise. More information about text formats. The installation process for the DW is the same as that of any internal IDE DVD burner, requiring an aptitude on your part for handling a screwdriver, along with a lack of techno-fear.


The plain-face, putty-color BenQ DW is the usual size for a 5.

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Jacobi November 23, Except for one Video CD that locked up one of our test players, all the discs we burned with our evaluation unit worked perfectly. There’s no paper setup sheet or guide to help out first-timers, so you’ll need to browse the Web for instructions if this is your first time mucking with beqn inside of a computer you can turn to CNET’s guide to installing a burner for help. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

View our privacy policy before signing up. The BenQ DW provides a lot of value for the money.

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