I've read soo many good reviews about the BenQ from other sites (here included) and I come to the forums and more than half of the threads are filled with BenQ problems that require the drives to be RMA'ed...Whats the deal?
I can't decide which one of these to get...and Price isn't an issue for me since they're all almost the same price.
1.) Beige DW1620 PRO, OEM
2.) Black DW1620 PRO, OEM
3.) Beige DW1620, Retail (/w Rebate)
I also plan on using THIS Fuji Media from BestBuy. Are they reliable on BenQ drives? What about Verbatim?
Whats the difference between DW1620PRO and DW1620?
Whats the difference between OEM, Retail, and Bulk?
They have about 5-10 different firmwares that it's confusing which is which and what the difference is.
Are OEMs the rebadged drives to avoid?
I remember reading from somewhere(I think cdrinfo???) that BenQ/Plextor said it's more advantageous to have a Black burner than White/Beige...Is it true or is it just propaganda?
Are BenQ's reliable in burning Xbox and PS2 games?
And how come BenQ dosen't seem to have a hardcore modding community like Nec?
Two more favors...
Those who have an excellent working BenQ drive state which # in my list you have, and those whose drives failed, state which # you have in my list.
I know that's a lot of questions, but I'm just trying to be as cautious as possible.
I hope I will be ready to order one of this drives by Monday because I REALLY need it.