BenQ DVD8881?

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#1

I just got a Dell Optiplex 745 and it came with this SATA drive.

Here are some more details:

Dell DVD8881

Anyone know what this drive is the equivalent of?


#2

Maybe it’s a SATA version of an 8801 (Benq 1650)? Just a wild guess.


#3

I want to cross-flash to something more mainstream it’s not very good burning @ anything over 8x


#4

A SATA version of the DVD8900 has been reported as well. Don’t think you can crossflash as BenQ never had SATA versions of these drives (DW1650 & 1670).


#5

@[I] iatacs19, [/I]can you post a picture of drives front, or tell us the position of drives emergency eject hole and drives led (light).
Thanks. :slight_smile:


#6

Yes a pic would be nice :wink:


#7

i will post when I get home. :smiley:


#8

it says Philips on it. So it might not be a BenQ since BenQ doesn’t make the drive anymore. Philip outsources to a different company. Any SATA drives out there that doesn’t have DVD-RAM write support??


#9

At the moment they sell rebadged Liteon and Samsung drives.

Any SATA drives out there that doesn’t have DVD-RAM write support??
Samsung SHW-163A (There is also a special Dell-Version of that drive), but the specs don’t fit.

Also, there is no problem to disable DVD-RAM capabilities by firmware.

Michael


#10

AFAICS Dell specifies [B]PBDS[/B]; Philips Benq Digital Storage as manufacturer… :slight_smile:



#11

Pics:

Philips & BenQ Digital Storage Corporation


#12

Hmm… looks very much like BenQ’s DCS is used with that drive.
The front bezel looks like BenQ/Philips as well.

:slight_smile:


#13

Sure looks like BenQ drive to me. Thanks for the pics.


#14

So if you kill it with flashing no problem?


#15

Some Liteons now use the DCS design as well, so it’s still possible that it’s just a Liteon in Benq clothing. :frowning: What’s the manufacturing date?


#16

Yes, I am willing to take the chance, but I want it to be an educated guess not shooting in the dark. :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

Open the drive and post a photo of the PCB :slight_smile:


#18

Hopefully it is an good olde Benq that carries Nexperia chip (since no DVD-RAM) and slapped with PATA to SATA converter inside. :slight_smile:


#19

How does it perform under Nero CD-DVD Speed and KProbe ?


#20

Is there any particular reason for you guys to doubt this is a DW1650/DVD8801 SATA? The model no. is close enough and I don’t think Philips would design any new 16X drives?