After my liteone cdrw 52327S â€œdiedâ€ on me after about a year of flawless operation I thought it would be best to just take the dvdrw plunge. Thankfully I came across this great site last night in search of answers. After reading for a few hours my mind was made up and I purchased a DW1620 white box from mwave (since newegg doesnâ€™t carry it, bah!) this morning.
You guys pretty much had me sold on it till I ran across all these people saying the drive isnâ€™t a â€œgeneralâ€ purpose drive and should only be used by people doing dvd backups (due to bitset). It also â€œcanâ€™tâ€ write worth a crap to â€“r media. Though some more searching found conflicting data (insaneoctaneâ€™s thread).
Let me just say that this is pretty confusing to newcomers, even though I sorted everything out without having to post, a sticky or something would be helpful. I realize this seems to be a transition period since insaneâ€™s thread was only started 1 week ago so it will take some time for non BenQ users to get the misinformation worked out of their system. I saw a suggestion where you guys should do a shootout with â€“r media. I think that would be a great way to show that BenQâ€™s arenâ€™t as bad as everyone thought (or are even superior if that is the case) or of course that the drives really arenâ€™t so hot.
It is hard for someone to make a decision when people giving the information are misinformed/spread rumors or simply give tainted answers due to brand loyalty. Some hard facts/results would help the situation a lot more.
Well with that out of the way I have to say thank you once more. In a couple hours I have learned a lot about dvdrw drives. Even now I am learning how to interpret all those crazy png files you guys post.
In about 1 week I will have my new drive thanks to you guys.