BenQ 1620 question. Yeah, another one

vbimport

#1

After reading CD Freaks review of the BenQ I knew I had to have one. I quickly ran to my sisters room, busted open her piggy bank, then tied her up drugged her, and sold one of her kidneys on the black market.

Finally I had the money for my drive.

I quickly went on ebay and purchased this drive:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5158301713

Now unaware of the fact it was a ‘Bulk’ type drive at the time I went along my merry way.

Now my question to you is; the bulk drives use a different firmware from the Benq branded 1620 drives. The bulk use a G7ZX firmware while the BenQ branded drives use B7TX. The faceplates are also different, I’m not sure about the internals.

So my question is, can I flash the drive using the BenQ brand firmware (b7Tx) and get the 4x dual layer write speed? Or am I just SOL for being so stupid and overlooking that it was a bulk drive.


#2

Don’t all post at once guys…


#3

yup you can just cross-flash it

thanks to SWIFTY7


#4

i have the oem version aswell, i think it looks better then the retail, it doesn’t have the BENQ symbol just straight black which i like.

and then swifty7 helped me flash my drive to the retail firmware


#5

That doesn’t mean it performs the same as the retail. Or even has the same chipset for that matter.

So can anyone tell me if I can get 4x speed? Thats basically what I’m asking.


#6

yup you can do that with the cross-flash firmware that i mentioned to get the 4x DL burn speed


#7

Hi everyone,

I have the same bulk version of the BenQ DW1620 which I got from the very same ebay seller!

I’m just about to restart my computer in safe mode and upgrade the firmware to b7p9, but I have a question. On the website they have a couple more versions, b7s9 and b7t9 which appear to be newer. Would it be a good idea to upgrade to either of those versions?

I won’t upgrade yet cause I’m a newbie when it comes to CD/DVD stuff so I don’t want to screw anything up… but basically i bought the same drive as el_gordo did, and mine came with the firmware version G7L9. Basically I want to make sure I have the best firmware available.

Thanks,

Jerome