After reading so many great posts on the BenQ 1620, I too made the purchase. I have installed my OEM BenQ 1620. Acording to Nero and WinXP device manager, the drive is listed as:
ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16
1st question: Shouldn’t this be defined as a BenQ vs this generic naming?
Next, the firmware is G7L9. I have read the great sticky thread on the firmware update and if I understand correctly, I can (and should) upgrade to the retail version and go to at least B7P9.
2nd question: Is the process as simple as running WinDWflash.exe and having the B7P9.zip firmware file?
3rd question: Do I need the .cvt and RPC-1 files?
4th question (may not be releated to the 1620?): Nero InfoTool has an ASPI tab. Looking at the selection for System ASPI, Nero tells me “ASPI not installed”. Chanding the selection to Nero ASPI the message changes to “ASPI is installed and working properly”. Do I need to install ASPI or will the Nero version handle everything ASPI related for me?
These noobie questions have no doubt been asked before but my searching has not yieled the basic answers I need.