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BenQ DW1640 DVD +RW 16X8X16 -RW 16X6X16 Dual Layer +R 8X -R 4X Black IDE OEM Burner W/ SW

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Shawn_D
06/30/06
Experience: 6 Months

Pros

Fast, burnes ALL media (high compatibility)
Cons
Not as fast at ripping as my lighton DVD burner
Summary
Excellent DVD burner. Considered to be the most compatible burner out there. This drive can burn most media in a way that it is compatible with most DVD burners (my old lite-on burner had alot of compatibility issues when burning different types of DVDs). If you want the most compatible burner out there then I hightly recommend this drive.

Vatsana_K
03/01/06
Experience: 1 Years

Pros

-16x
-Low failed burns
Cons
-No support for DVD-RAM
Summary
I've had this DVD-RW for well over a year now, done at least 150 writes/re-writes and everything is good. I picked it up because it was "recommended' by half the internet in google search engines. It also has a well competitive price.

Nathan_S
01/01/06
Experience: 3 Months

Pros

Burns many different types of disks, reliable, no coasters burnt so far, cheap.
Cons
No lightscribe, can't burn DVD-RAM, colour is darker than my dell drive, OEM so no screws.
Summary
Great burner, fairly easy to install. First ever DVD burner for me, and first order from NCIX. Great price, altough it got even lower after I bought it. Wish it came with screws, but still a good buy. Get the retail version now.

Abdulkader_Z
12/27/05
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

black
quick
fairly quiet
burnt everything fine so far, many dvds
has nice black shiny surface
Cons
green light is always on, worries me if its always reading the disc even if im not accessing it.
Summary
been a great burner so far, has burnt many no name dvds nice and fast, not one bad burm yet. it also has a nice shiny finish which makes it look real nice in black cases.
jus be sure to update the firmware which you can get from the benq site.

amd_me
11/14/05
Experience: 1 Days

Pros

Fast
Cheap
No region code
Dual layer
Cons
Not so good in the looks department (personal preferance)
Loud when spinning at full speed
Summary
I love this.

This is so cheap and it burns cheap disks like that ritek one very well.

the only grips I have with it is that it's kinda lound when at full speed.

Great drive, very fast, and great software.

BenQ has really been impressing me lately

Heavyc
11/14/05
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

Fast Burning
Works Great
Quiet
Cons
OEM so Limited Packaging
Summary
A good burner so far, stable and great quality burns at 4 and 8times. I'll update this when I get some 16x discs to burn.

Fraser_D
11/12/05
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

-reliable, fast, very quiet
-INCREDIBLE burn quality
-good read ability & error correction
Cons
-no weaknesses yet
Summary
This is my favourite of my 6 DVD burners. It beats the LG 4160 in burn quality, and can copy things that my other BenQ DW1620s can't read. The burn quality is amazing at 8 or 12x, I haven't used it at 16x yet.
Ripping is accomplished at max possible speed, at 8x or higher if the DVD is new and of good quality; many DVDs aren't very good to begin with, and therefore can rip at 4 or 6x instead. There appears not to be a riplock from the factory.
Using Taiyo Yuden media (YUDEN000 T02, TYG02) I consistently get CD-DVD Speed quality scores of 98 and 99. The burner is nearly perfect, though I've only burned about 300 DVDs on it so far. I confidently & HIGHLY recommend this drive.

nthfinity
10/27/05
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

Price
Burns well on many types of media
Few errors
Cons
A little loud
Summary
Simply put, this is just a rebadged Plextor at half the price, which makes it damn good value. One of the best, if not the best, dvd writers avalible on the market today. The only problem I have with this is that it's kinda loud, although quieter than some others I've had in the past.

Mat S
10/26/05
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Quiet
Burns almost every type of media
Very decently priced
Cons
None
Summary
Overall this DVD writer is top-notch. I have burned all kinds of media with this thing, including DVD-Rs from Fujifilm, Maxell, and Sony; DVD-RWs from Fujifilm; and CD-R/RWs from Sony, Memorex and HP. The record times are quick enough for me, and the drive is very quiet, far quieter than my LG DVD-ROM. I honestly can't think of any downsides to this DVD-RW. I would highly recommend it.

bellylard
10/26/05
Experience: 1 Days

Pros

good all around
Cons
none
Summary
has a nice black front panel. will burn anything very fast, all around this is a good choice. I'd buy it again

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Messages about BenQ DW1640 DVD +RW 16X8X16 -RW 16X6X16 Dual Layer +R 8X -R 4X Black IDE OEM Burner W/ SW

mine does not look like the one above (Ting_C- Nov 23, 05, 5 Replies)
To people who have nforce motherboards (Rahzel- Nov 23, 05, 19 Replies)
Firmware OEM or Retail? (Rahzel- Nov 12, 05, 9 Replies)
Weird Sound (Gas Guy- Nov 04, 05, 2 Replies)
Noob question (Stewart_P- Oct 16, 05, 5 Replies)
Where can I dl Qsuite 2.0??? (fire_f- Oct 15, 05, 1 Replies)
Not getting up to speed (Terrance_S- Oct 14, 05, 1 Replies)
Best burner ever! (Anthony_G- Sep 29, 05, 13 Replies)
Does it work with Mac? (Anton_T- Sep 24, 05, 1 Replies)
What comes with this drive? (Nathan_S- Sep 19, 05, 19 Replies)
Is the 1640 better than the 1625? (super strokey- Sep 15, 05, 4 Replies)
can only write b 8x? (not_so_professional- Sep 13, 05, 5 Replies)
Compatibility with Ghost? (Nicolai_M- Aug 25, 05, 1 Replies)
new firmware update (Rahzel- Aug 15, 05, 0 Replies)

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URL: http://www.extrememhz.com/dw1640-p1.shtml
Comment: Based on all the DVD writers I've had the pleasure of looking at, I can honestly say that those drives from BenQ are indeed the most impressive in terms of overall performance. No other drive has impressed me more, and this is why I was eagerly awaiting their next release.
Posted by: BillsFan @09/30/05
URL: http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2470
Comment: Over these 6 DVDR units, we recommend the BenQ DW1640 for its performance and reliability in writing to various types of media.
Posted by: Timothy_V @07/19/05
URL: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=14268
Comment: Highly in-depth review from the optical experts at CDRinfo.com
Posted by: Karl_K @07/16/05
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