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What Kind of Drive Is This?

Postby Cobra on Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:08 am

Does anyone know what kind of drive this is?

I/O Magic’s Model IDVD16DDME External 16X DVD ±RW/±R USB 2.0 Dual Format/Double Layer Drive.

I am going from memory but I know the firmware starts with a G....something like GRDC or close to that anyways.

I/O Magic does not have firmware on their site, well at least their tech support sent me to BQ but the firmware he told me to download said I did not have a drive that supported it.

It also shows up as an ATAPI 8x16x8? When it is plugged into my laptop.

No complaints on this as it works great, but was wondering if I need to update firmware etc.

Thanx................
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:18 pm

Do you have a pic of the front-design?
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What Kind of Drive Is This?

Postby Cobra on Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:29 pm

Here u go a pic of the box.......but the top does not look like it
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Postby [buck] on Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:00 pm

The bezel on the box looks just like a BenQ DW1620. If the actual drive in the box looks like that, I think it's safe to say it's a BenQ.
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:02 pm

Hello!

Looks like a Benq-OEM. But 40x CD-R? Benq have 48x CD-R, like almost all manufacturers, except Pioneer.

But maybe the drive looks a bit different to the Pic?
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Hi

Postby Cobra on Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:06 pm

Yea the pic and the drive are different. There is no design on the top at all just flat.

Seems to work just fine tho......I am just curious to the brand kind

Thanx for the help.......
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Postby Scour on Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:21 pm

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Thanx

Postby Cobra on Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:28 am

Here is some more info.......

Thanx for the answers!! Here is what my drive says:


Drive Information
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Drive : ATAPI DVD DC 8X16X8X
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : GRDC
Buffer Size : 1419 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : KWHB507752SC0ÿÿÿ
Vendor Specific :
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Re: Thanx

Postby [buck] on Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:32 am

Cobra wrote:Here is some more info.......

Thanx for the answers!! Here is what my drive says:


Drive Information
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Drive : ATAPI DVD DC 8X16X8X
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : GRDC
Buffer Size : 1419 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : KWHB507752SC0ÿÿÿ
Vendor Specific :


ugh... the firmware suggests it's a BenQ DQ60.

A real POS drive. I mean REALLY bad. #-o
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thanx

Postby Cobra on Wed Feb 01, 2006 2:38 am

Hi Rencor.....

Thanx for the info. What does POS mean..lol..never mind I figured out

So far it burned everything I thru at it and it is watchable and lookable, maybe I got lucky?

I see there is some new firmware MREC can you help me confirm this and can I use this to flash this drive?

Thanx again...........
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Re: thanx

Postby [buck] on Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:01 am

Cobra wrote:Hi Rencor.....

Thanx for the info. What does POS mean..lol..never mind I figured out

So far it burned everything I thru at it and it is watchable and lookable, maybe I got lucky?

I see there is some new firmware MREC can you help me confirm this and can I use this to flash this drive?

Thanx again...........


err... it means piece of "crap" :lol:

You may very well have got watchable burns, but in general, the media support is poor, the burn quality is poor... frankly just about everything is poor about it.
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Re: Thanx

Postby Scour on Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:47 am

Rencor wrote:ugh... the firmware suggests it's a BenQ DQ60.



Could be right, the DQ 60 have only 40x CD-R
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Thanx

Postby Cobra on Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:35 am

Thanx Guys for your help!!

Well for 50 bux if it dosent last etc...etc....I am not gonna be out that much *shrugs*

Just a quick question tho......Can I use that firmware MREC to flash this drive? I see it is for a DQ 60.

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