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|2nd August 2005, 13:31||#1|
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Join Date: Dec 2004
The fastest BENQ DW1640 meets the past king PLEXTOR PX-712A
Last year, my friend bought me a PLEXTOR 712A from Japan.
At that moment, I got some good quality DVD+R for testing, however, itíŽs not finished, as I was too busy...
The recording industry changes with each passing day.
2 weeks ago, I bought a BENQ 1640, which owns the highest spec DVD burner.
LetíŽs see them both at the same time.
First, PLEXTOR 712A
Packing looks very heavy
The accessories inside, manuals, and bundled softwares.
Backside and birth data
Next, BENQ 1640
Package is smaller, even smaller than 800A.
The accessories only include CD, simple manual and warranty card.
As cheap burner time, we can understand this.
Short body and special radiator design
1640, firmware BSJB
4xDVD-R DL Write
8xDVD+R DL Write
1. Using the same files to burn in each writer.
2. Using 1640 read burning discs.
First step, test CD
Using Ryder CD-R
Fixed 16X burning
Full speed 48X burning
Using Mitsubishi 8X+R
What I learned:
2.Firmware is very stable
3.Burnning quality as usual
4.PLEXTOOLS powerful utilities
1.Not made in Japan
2.Price too high
1.Special radiator design
3.Made in Malaysia
4.Highest spec till now
6. 1640 OEM for 754A. The quality should be good.
7.Burnning quality is great
1.Less accessories (Low price burner effect)
2.Firmware is not stable. (BENQ is advanced in firmware modification. They still have great room to improve.)
There is no good or bad.
Different time, different price and different position.
Depending on personal like.
This test is overview only.
There are so many CD and DVD discs in the market and I didníŽt test íVR, only test +R and CD-R for reference.
|2nd August 2005, 13:38||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
Windwithme, there is a 16x speed model out from Plextor for ages now!
should compare apples with apples
or their top product also
|2nd August 2005, 16:42||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Using BenQ, Samsung and Rosewill Dual Layer 8.5GB 16X here, the choice of DVD burner is BenQ in an Intel System. My Venice at 2.7Ghz is slower in ripping DVD than a 3 GHz Intel.
Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
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