Just acquired a new Benq DW1650 last week. Yes, new. It came with BCFC firmware. Label is shown in first photo below. I wondered what the preferred firmware is for this drive. I have tracked down BCDC, BCHC and BCIC. Apparently none of this is available from any official consumer online Benq source anymore.(?)
I have two 1640s, but never had a 1650 or 1655. I still have plenty of Verbatim DVD+R, MCC 004 media, even found some more at Microcenter recently, and thought it would be a good match. Also wondered what the relative differences are between this drive and the 1640. Have searched back through the posts on this site for enlightenment, and thought maybe if anyone is still familiar with this drive you might refresh my memory. Thankfully, I discovered that the DW1655 review is still available here at CDRLabs, and looked it over last night.
Awhile back, after they had disappeared from the shelves at Compusa, I bought a brand new sealed, in the box Norwood Micro, OEM DW1640. Second photo below, scanned thru plastic packaging. Have never used it and have kept it as a backup or to sell some day. I understand these can be cross-flashed to Benq firmware and wondered if anyone can still tell me how to do it, should I decide to at some point. ??
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on Tue May 26, 2009 7:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.