822 instead of 800?

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#1

Hi :slight_smile:

I read the BenQ DW822A review posted here, looks quite good. I read another review in a highly ranked pc magazine which stated some trouble with that writer. So I wanted to ask you which drive I should take: the 800A or the 822A? (if I would make the decision just depending on the writing quality)

Thanks in advance
CyberDevil


#2

Mine’s been awesome with the B3CI firmware update, using Ricoh (Ridata) disks. Check out the thread “Gotta love B3IC” here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=97965

Great drive. :slight_smile:


#3

I believe both drives have the same hardware. the 800a can be converted to 822a. fw for 822a is said to be released for dl burning capability


#4

Go with the 822 if anything its the same hardware with a “hand picked” laser. I don’t know what the magazine said, but alot of times they do the review based on the initial firmware. Also stick with “+” media if you can, that’s its most suited media. The 1620 will be out soon (2 weeks), but you’ll likely pay at least $30.


#5

I have no problem with -R and I found Prodisc media works great with the 822


#6

I concur.
ProdiscS03 media [dvd-r 4x] is great with the 822


#7

Thanks for your statements and opinions a lot :slight_smile:
I told my dealer now to send me the 822 :slight_smile:


#8

In Canada, you can get BENQ DW822A Retail Box for lousy Cdn. $74 (US $55), I just ordered one. If anyone is interested:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=11828&vpn=DW822A%20&manufacture=BENQ&promoid=1048

Cheers,
alien