BenQ DW1655 Internal Dual Layer / Lightscribe DVD+ -RW Drive

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Type DVD±RW/±R
Connection IDE
Colour Black
DVD-R write speed 4x
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 Yes
Internal/External Internal

BenQ's DW1655 is the latest LightScribe DVD ReWriter, offering superior performance and innovative functionalities. Utilising the latest LightScribe technology, the DW1655's burn and label two-in-one drive allows disc labelling to be directly etched onto the media. Creating flawless labels is now as easy as burn-flip-burn.

The DW1655 can create a full 4.7GB DVD disc in a swift 6 to 7 minutes. It allows DVD recording utilising +R/RW and -R/RW media. Furthermore, recordings of up to 8.5GB per disc is possible by utilising Double layer DVD media. The DW1655 also comes fully equipped with the BenQ exclusive QSuite Software, SolidBurn Technology and Dual Cooling System. SolidBurn Technology relieves your media compatibility and quality concerns once and for all. Superior technology with simple solutions from BenQ - designed to make your life even more enjoyable.


LightScribe Direct Disc Labelling Technology for hassle free CD & DVD labelling
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
Includes user friendly burning & labelling tools - QSuite & 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

[LightScribe CD]
LightScribe CD-R
[LightScribe DVD]
LightScribe DVD+R, LightScribe DVD-R

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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