Fortunately, that wasn’t the case with the DW However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. So let’s move on to the rest of this review of the BenQ , starting with the DVD reading capabilities. CD Writing Quality – Plextools 8. The worst results were with Memorex’s 2. The result of this was the DW When activated, the drive will ignore the writing strategy stored in the firmware and instead create a new one.

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Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were also quite good. Every error a drive creates could be a hiss or pop you would hear later in the audio tracks. The DW also supports a feature called “bitsetting.

BenQ DW1655

Surprisingly enough, the PI rates were actually higher with KProbe. With all this, it’s easy to see why the DW gets the full 10 points for its features. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. The DW performed pretty well in our packet writing tests. Simply insert your disc and burn. These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light.

The DW has a maximum CD writing speed of 48x. This buffer is backed up by BenQ’s Power-Burn buffer underrun protection. This is very useful if you are trying to record a bneq that uses another company’s MID code I.


The DW didn’t do as well as some of the other drives in this test. The results are below. Can the DW deliver the performance and features that we’ve come to expect from BenQ?

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Reading CD’s wasn’t a problem for the DW either. Of course, BenQ hasn’t stopped there. 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.

These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light.


Each benchmark test has been run three times. Over the years, over million scans have been runand all that data has been compiled to create our driver benq dvd ls dw Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test dw16555.

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While the DW’s overall score wasn’t as high as some of the other drives, it had some fairly good transfer rates. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all. The specs below have been taken from BenQ’s website and the box that the drive came in. BenQ’s new drive was also fairly quick when reading dual layer discs.


It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors. You can have a closer look at the drive itself, as well as inspect the chipset used in the DW, by clicking on the image below, which will produce a larger, more detailed view of the inside of the drive.

For this review we used firmware version BCHB.

BENQ DW resources and drivers

You’re also going to get different results for single and dual layer discs. This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t easy. The closest thing to bwnq manual is the “Quick Installation Guide”.