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MSI DR 16F?

Postby Scour on Thu May 05, 2005 4:33 pm

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/ ... hp?UID=613

It seems to be not a Benq, because MSI uses the letter of the real manufacturer like A=Accesstek, B=Benq

Found this:

http://cdr.cz/dvd_rekordery/msi/dr16_f.html

Anyone have more info about that drive?

Optorite´s site is not up to date, the headline is "New 12x drives"

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Postby Ian on Thu May 05, 2005 11:18 pm

Wasn't there a rumor awhile back about an Optorite DD1605 that never saw the light of day? Maybe this is it? With the F designation, I have a feeling it isn't Optorite anyway.

My theory? It's manufactured by Foxconn.. the company that took over production of BTC's drives. The DR16-F is probably based on the successor to the DRW1116IM.

http://www.btc.com.tw/english/2-2-dvd_rw.htm#drw1116im

If you look at the picture below and compare it to one of the BTC's drives, the bezel is different. However, the chassis is VERY similar on top and along the sides.

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Postby CowboySlim on Fri May 06, 2005 12:25 am

I can't tell what it looks like. I'm fixated on the boobs. :lol:
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Postby Scour on Fri May 06, 2005 8:03 am

Hello!

I saw a difference: The MSI uses 6x DVD-RW, the BTC 1116 only 4x
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Postby Ian on Fri May 06, 2005 8:24 am

Scour wrote:Hello!

I saw a difference: The MSI uses 6x DVD-RW, the BTC 1116 only 4x


Yes, that's why I said the successor to the DRW1116.
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Postby Scour on Fri May 06, 2005 9:24 am

Ian wrote:
Scour wrote:Hello!

I saw a difference: The MSI uses 6x DVD-RW, the BTC 1116 only 4x


Yes, that's why I said the successor to the DRW1116.


Oh, I don´t know what a successor is :)

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Postby Ian on Fri May 06, 2005 10:33 am

Frontpaged. Thanks Scour!
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Postby Scour on Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:12 am

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/ ... hp?UID=614

Now the F2 is listed. With DVD-R DL
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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:33 am

Thanks Scour!

Has anyone found out if these things are made by Foxconn?
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Postby Scour on Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:48 am

Ian wrote:
Has anyone found out if these things are made by Foxconn?


No chnace. In Germany I don´t found that drives and MSI Germany don´t have listed any DVD-writer
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Postby ala42 on Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:12 pm

The MSI website is a bit strange. You do not find a firmware download link on the F2 page or on the burner download page, but it is here in the latest firmwares list. Direct download link.
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:50 pm

It doesn't look like we'll be getting the DR16-F or the F2 in North America. I emailed my contact at MSI America and he let me know that they pulled out of the optical storage business back in January. :(
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Postby Scour on Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:52 pm

Ian wrote:It doesn't look like we'll be getting the DR16-F or the F2 in North America. I emailed my contact at MSI America and he let me know that they pulled out of the optical storage business back in January. :(


Like I said, the German MSI-Page don´t show DVD-writer anymore :(
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