5170, 7170 or 7173?

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#1

thinking of buying one of these three, burn quality
being most important issue, any comments very welcome!


#2

Same drive different name and features, choose the one that fits your needs best.


#3

Hi [B]hann[/B], welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

They are essentially the same drive, with the following differences in their firmware:

7170 = 5170 + Support for DVD-RAM

7173 = 7170 + Support for Labelflash

Labelflash is a labeling technology competing with but not compatible with LightScribe.


#4

ok, have to look then in details and thanks for the info!
Have been reading the forum for couple of years and now
also writing


#5

I sold six months old Benq 1655, and now I’m planning to buy 7170 (tommorow).
The question is: Is it possible to crosflash 7170@7173 like older Nec writers (3550-3551, 4550-4551…).


#6

if you thinking of crossflashing your drive then try to get the 7173, cos i dont think that there will be many that will try to crossflash.