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BenQ DW1650 Black DVD+-RW 16X Dual Layer DVD Writer OEM

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Part #: DW1650-0B3

SKU: 17704
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 9 Days


Fast. No conflicts with any media that I've tried.
No problems.
Fast burning or reading. No problems with media so far (tried Maxell, Verbatim, HP and generic). No problem at all so far. Great drive, will probably look at BenQ again for my next upgrade.

Experience: 30 Days


Low price, quiet reliable operation
None yet
I picked this up on sale and have had ZERO problems with it. I was also interested in the 1655 but the reviews seemed to indicate that it was picky with media, so I got this.

Experience: 2 Months


Very nice drive, burns quickly, works quietly and got a great deal on it on sale. In other works, it's perfect.

Experience: 1 Weeks


-detects and burns a variety of media
-a little loud
I have purchased this burner to go alongside my LG burner. I really like this benq with its fast burn speeds and good results with different media. The only downside is that I find this burner a little loud when it is running. Other than that, it is very much recommended!

Experience: 2 Months


Good firmware Support
nearly unparalled burn quality
I've been a long time BenQ user. I started with the DW1620, then got a DW1640, and now a DW1650. Each model has been, in my opinion, better than its predecessor, all of which are/were among the best of their generation. I really cannot see myself using a drive from any other company as my primary drive.

Hopefully, LiteON's aquisition of BenQ's ODD business will not jepordize firmware support or the introduction of new models.

Experience: 30 Days


Good read/burn speeds, reasonably quiet
Drive stalls briefly when adjusting laser power, some problems with cds.
Previously had a liteon SOHW1693, couldn't burn a bunch of verbatim dvds, so bought this to replace it and all disks burned flawlessly. No dvd coasters after several hundred burns. The on the fly diode adjustment takes several seconds mid burn, and seems to happen quite often. Seems to have some trouble reading and burning some cds, got a few cd coasters.

Experience: 3 Months


Lors of options. Solid Burn, DVD overburn etc.
A bit loud and takes long time before detecting the disk you have just inserted.
Very satisfied so far. Burns every disk with success. Lors of options. Solid Burn, DVD overburn, book type is confugurable. A bit loud and takes long time before detecting the disk you have just inserted.

Experience: 4 Weeks


Seems to burn fine
slightly slow acess time compare to what im use to
I got this drive as a replacement for an older benq dvd writer i bought here at ncix.

It started to die on me so i shipped it back to ncix before the warrenty expired. No idea what was wrong with the old writer. I havent had much success with dvd writers lasting more than a year. Then again ive only owned 2 before this current drive.

Anyway, this drive seems to be burning fine and fast. The firmware with it is oddly more up to date than what you can even get at the benq website. So you wont need to update it.

The only thing i noticed about this drive which i dislike is that it seems to take slightly longer to read a cd/dvd when you put it into the drive than what my old drive did. This is a more than liveable issue however.

So, it burns fine with the media ive tested.

Experience: 60 Days


Nice burns with good media
Not great on poor media, -R media
Doesn't seem as good as my LiteOn 1633S, which burns anything with great quality. This burner bombed out on the only -R media I've tried it with, and doesn't do as good a job as my LiteOn on cheap BenQ +R media. Does a good job on my Memorex +RW 4X media, however, and on my Sony 8X +R media.

Experience: 7 Days


Decent quality. Came with NERO OEM suite which was a nice bonus.
Louder than I expected
Not top of the line but good performance for price. Had a little trouble with drivers and compatibility on my nForce 2 mobo but that seems to be fixed.

Product Videos [ Edit ]

Features [ Edit | History ]

Solid Burn - Solid as a rock
The BenQ DW1655 is Solid Burn embedded, meaning that it automatically learns to optimize writing quality, therefore ensuring maximum compatibility.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

DW1650 Specifications

Features Specifications

Performance Writing Speed

16X +R
16X -R
8X +RW
6X -RW
8X +R DL
4X -R DL
48X CD-R

Reading speed

Max. DVD Reading speed 16x
Max. CD reading speed 48x

Seek time 120ms (DVD) / 120ms (CD)

Weight 0.82 kg
Dimensions (LxWxH) 146 x 178 x 42 mm
Buffer Size 2MB
Interface ATA / ATAPI (ATA 66 above)
Writing Mode DVD+R/+RW]

DVD Data and Video

Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing (fixed & variable packet), CD Digital Audio, Direct-Over-Write on CD-RW, Simulation Writing

Disc Formats DVD

Write :DVD+R DL 8.5GB, DVD-R DL 8.5GB, DVD+R 4.7GB , DVD+RW 4.7GB , DVD-R 4.7GB ,DVD-RW 4.7GB (Close session),

Read: DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18, DVD+R/-R/+RW/-RW

Disc Formats CD

CD-DA, CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2), CD-R, CD-RW, Bootable CD, Photo CD (single & multi-session), Video CD, Super Video CD, CD-Extra, Mixed-mode CD, CD-Text, CD-Graphics


OS Compatibility Windows XP / 2000 / ME / 98SE
Power Requirement DC 5V +/- 5%, ripple 160mVpp
DC12V+/- 10%, ripple 180mVpp
Environment Conditions Operating temperature: 5°C~50°C (41°F~122°F)
Operating humidity: 8%~80% RH
Non-operating temperature: -40°C~60°C (-40°F~140°F)
Non-operating humidity: 5%~95% RH
Reliability characteristics MTBF: 125.000 POH (20%)
Non-recoverable read error < 1 block in 1012 bits (CD and DVD)
System Requirement IBM PC compatible Pentium III 550MHz CPU or above
128MB DRAM, 100MB free HDD space for CD/DVD recording related software installation. 1GB free HDD space for CD Image recording

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Messages about BenQ DW1650 Black DVD+-RW 16X Dual Layer DVD Writer OEM

Still available? (MrDisco- Sep 14, 06, 1 Replies)
1655 = 1650 w/o Lightscribe? (Nicolai_M- Sep 01, 06, 3 Replies)
TDK CD media burn failure (J.D._M- Aug 16, 06, 2 Replies)
What brands of Disc to use? (Bill_-- Aug 16, 06, 6 Replies)
Problems burning w/ MAXELL (hardcore909- Aug 16, 06, 6 Replies)
would getting 2 of these be stupid?? (Cody_H- Aug 12, 06, 6 Replies)
Noob is Question (Thx_Info- Jul 12, 06, 3 Replies)
Green light? (Kris_H- Jun 27, 06, 3 Replies)
Something in black... (snow wolf- Jun 07, 06, 1 Replies)
BQR-DW1655(B) = DW1650? or Label Typo? (Corry_Y- May 26, 06, 4 Replies)
Why NOT Beige? (Willy_F- May 25, 06, 4 Replies)
Software (Alex_M- May 11, 06, 7 Replies)
Will this burn RD media properly (Frank M- Mar 17, 06, 10 Replies)

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