1620 purchase question

i’ve decided on the 1620a pro, since that’s what everyone seems to be happy with, but i can’t seem to find it for sale. so far, i’ve only seen the vanilla 1620…are they the same drive with a firmware revision?

Beige : http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1105802&CatId=482


Yes, they are the same drives. If you buy a retail model BenQ DW1620 make sure its firmware version is B7P9 or newer and it will be the pro version. If you buy an OEM version of the DW1620, then make sure the firmware is G7P9 which is the pro version firmware. There may be a newer firmware for the OEMs than G7P9 - I don’t remember. There is a newer firmware for the retail version of the DW1620 (i.e. - B7T9), but I prefer B7P9/G7P9. It’s up to you which works best for your particular drive and blank media. Don’t worry if you can’t find the BenQ DW1620 Pro model because it’s the same with the firmwares I mentioned. Hope this helps…