cfitz wrote:Any updates since you posted the review (e.g. great new firmwares, final releases of their Disc Doctor program, etc.)?
Any update? Hrm... how to put it?
If I did the review over again, based on it's current firmware, it would score higher, probably 9/10 or 10/10.
I own *2* of these drives.... keep in mind how limited my space is for DVD burners, since I only have two computers. So 2 out of 7 DVD burners are BenQ DW1620s (soon to be 2 out of
. I've *never* owned 2 of the same drive before
If I had a third computer, I'd probably own 3
What this drive can do with Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+Rs at 16x should be illegal
It has a special firmware (B7S9) *JUST* for people who like using crappy Chinese and Hong Kong made media!! Not that I encourage it... but come on, that's pretty incredible!
It's one of the cheapest drives out there!! (and nothing in the same price range even comes CLOSE to the same quality!!)
and the number one reason to buy a BenQ DW1620: It's *not* made by Plextor
Edit: The only media I've found so far that doesn't work with the latest (B7T9) firmware, is PRODISCF01... which I can't get to work on my LiteON 832s, Plextor PX-712a, or NEC 3500a... I don't blame BenQ on this one
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media