Hm I was on the BenQ web site and I got to admit, this sucks! Selling a drive as "BenQ" with the addition "Bulk" and requiring the user to use another firmware than the retail version appears to be a New Annoyance(tm) to me...
As I do not want to lose my 2 years of warranty, IÂ´d like to know:
- What are the differences between (bulk fw) G7M9 and (retail fw) B7M9? It cannot be the DVD+R DL writing speed which is 2.4x for both bulk and retail and 4x only for the DW1620PRO.
I guess I will cancel my order of the DW1620 tomorrow and order the Benq DW1620PRO as bulk instead - for the PRO, there are no different firmware versions for bulk vs retail listed on the BenQ website. As its just about 5$ more expensive, not a great loss.
Please help me - Is this the correct version?
BenQ DW1620 Pro grey bulk (99.B5C15.2F1)
I dont know what the (99.B5C15.2F1) says, but the 1620 without "PRO" has "BenQ DW1620 bulk (99.B5C15.0F1)" or "BenQ DW1620 retail (99.B5C15.0F2)". "pro retail" has "(99.B5C15.2F2)" and "pro black bulk" has "(99.B5C15.2F3)" Dont know whether this is a dealer internal code, but I dont think so because I saw them not only once...
Thanx in advance for help!