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Cdfreaks previews the Benq DW 1670

Postby Scour on Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:07 pm

http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/257

Good reading-performance, writing-performance mixed (quality)

Looks like it have a Panasonic-chipset like the DQ 60
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:01 am

I've got the Sony version here. Haven't had time to do much with it yet though. Definitely not going to whip out a preview either. :roll:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:10 pm

It looks like Wes only got an engineering sample of the drive.... I'm holding out for the retail unit personally. I suspect it'll be ready in a few weeks though :D
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Postby Scour on Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:29 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:It looks like Wes only got an engineering sample of the drive.... I'm holding out for the retail unit personally. I suspect it'll be ready in a few weeks though :D


But do u think the retail have another chipset?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:35 pm

not likely.
but i think what dolphin is saying is that (he thinks) the final product will perform better.
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Postby Scour on Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:21 pm

dodecahedron wrote:not likely.
but i think what dolphin is saying is that (he thinks) the final product will perform better.


That could be. But the preview shows not much about writing-quality, only a few media was tested
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:04 pm

I can't say that I'm a big fan of Panasonic chipsets. Let's hope that this drive is better than the DQ60.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:59 am

Ian wrote:I can't say that I'm a big fan of Panasonic chipsets. Let's hope that this drive is better than the DQ60.


They've had time to play with the chipset now at least... and I'll wait a firmware version or two before reviewing the higher speed media types as well.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:18 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:It looks like Wes only got an engineering sample of the drive....


That might be why his drive does DAE at only 24x. My Sony DRU-820A will rip audio CD's at 40x.
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