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™ 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 b[/b] 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!