BenQ DW1650 Internal Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive

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Type DVD±RW/±R
Connection IDE
Colour Black
DVD-R write speed 16x
DVD-RW write speed 6x
DVD+R write speed 16x
DVD+RDL write speed 8x
DVD+RW write speed 8x
DVD-ROM read speed 16x
CD-R write speed 48x
CD-RW write speed 32x
CD-ROM read speed 48x
Buffer 2048 KB
Packaging Retail
LightScribe No
Internal/External Internal

Whether you are backing up precious photographs, music or videos, running the latest games and DVDs, or producing your very own home movies, the DW1650 is your all-in-one digital media solution. Take advantage of Double Layer technology and enjoy increased storage capacity of 8.5GB per disc, or up to 4 hours of DVD quality video.

Features such as BenQ's exclusive Write Right Technology ensures every bit of your data is written at the best possible quality while the Dual Cooling System (DCS) accelerates the circulation inside the drive and redirects the heat flow out of the steel housing. BenQ's latest exclusive SolidBurn Technology now further enhances writing performance and speed while producing the best possible quality as a result.

Fast reading and writing speeds and a generous software bundle tops off this already impressive package.


DVD+R speed 16X Writing, 8X Rewriting, 16X Reading
DVD-R speed 16X Writing, 6X Rewriting, 16X Reading
Double Layer DVD+R speed 8X Writing
Double Layer DVD-R speed 4x Writing
CD speed 48X Writing,32X Rewriting,48X Reading
Powerful and user friendly burning tool
BenQ exclusive QSuite software
BenQ exclusive SolidBurn Technology



Data Transfer Rate /double layer write: 88.64 Mbit/sec (8X Max.)

Data Transfer Rate /double layer write: 44.32 Mbit/sec (4X)

Data Transfer Rate /write: 177.28 Mbit/sec (16X Max.)
Data Transfer Rate /rewrite: 88.64 Mbit/sec (8X Max.)

Data Transfer Rate /write: 177.28 Mbit/sec (16X Max.)
Data Transfer Rate /rewrite: 66.48 Mbit/sec (6X Max.)

Data Transfer Rate /read: 177.28 Mbit/sec (16X Max.)
Access time: 120 ms

Data Transfer Rate /write: 7200 KByte/sec (48X Max.)
Data Transfer Rate /rewrite: 4800 KByte/sec (32X Max.)
Data Transfer Rate /read: 7200 KByte/sec (48X Max.)
Access time: 120 ms


Supported IDE mode
PIO mode 0/1/2/3/4
DMA mode 0/1/2
UDMA mode 0/1/2

Buffer Size
2 Mbytes

Writing Mode
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, Test Write

Disc Size
[DVD] 120 mm disc
[CD] 80 and 120 mm discs

Disc Formats
DVD+R DL 8.5GB, DVD+R 4.7GB, DVD+RW 4.7GB (Closed Session), DVD-R 4.7GB, DVD-RW 4.7GB (Closed session), DVD-Video, DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-10, DVD-18

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

Power Requirement
DC 5V ± 5%, ripple: 160mVpp
DC 12V ± 10%, ripple: 180mVpp

Environment Conditions
Operating temperature: 5 0C~50 0C (410F~1220F) at humidity of 8-80% RH
Non-operating temperature: -40 0C~60 0C (-40 0F~140 0F) at humidity: 5%~95% RH

Reliability Characteristics
MTBF: 125,000 POH

Physical Characteristics
Dimension: 146 X 42 X 178 mm (W x H x D)

Weight: 820 g

Firmware Update
Flash memory upgradeable

Panel Design
Front side: open/close button and read/write status indicator LED
Rear side: 40-pin ATA-2 dual row flat-cable connector, 4-pin DC power connector, 3-position device jumpers, digital audio output

OS Compatibility
Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98SE

Minimum System Requirement
IBM PC compatible
Pentium III 550MHz CPU
100MB free HDD space for CD/DVD recording related software installation
1GB free HDD space for CD Image recording (10GB for DVD authoring) is recommended
Release date Australia
January 26th, 2006
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