BenQ DW1640 - 16x - PATA - OEM - $19.99 + Shipping - Unity Electronics

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#1

http://www.unityelectronics.com/product-product_id/4208/m/Plextor/p/PX_740A_BULK

Use coupon code PX4BRN to the reduce the price on a brand new Plextor PX-740A (BenQ DW1640) to $19.99. :bow:


#2

Shipping is more than $8.00 makes it around 30 dollars. I think is better go with newer Pioneer or Samsung 203’s for this price.


#3

Thank you for the post negritude! I just ordered one :cool:


#4

:a Sheesh, $25.43 to ship to Hawaii…No thanks! It’s ok since I have enough 1640 drives. :wink: :bigsmile:


#5

I was just about to post this sale, I ordered 1 earlier today;).
$9.00 shipping for me. Thanks again negritude.


#6

[QUOTE=fairplay;2097605]Shipping is more than $8.00 makes it around 30 dollars. I think is better go with newer Pioneer or Samsung 203’s for this price.[/QUOTE]

The thing is … [B][U]SolidBurn[/U][/B].
I know (zebadee) has/uses three of these.
1 to rip (MCSE speed read patched).
Still just about the fastest reader/ripper in this form.
To say nothing of the scanning aspect. (What else can you use for DL or CDR? )
1 to write to Verbatim + media only. SolidBurn enabled, rest disabled.
1 to write to Verbatim - media only. SB & other utils as above.
The resulting burns @ 8x 12x & 16x (SL media) are still as good as anything on the market today.
The downside, DL burning not really adequate @ any speed. That is about all, to say really.

Even BenQ’s own 1650/1655’s are not as consistent performers. When compared to the 1640.


#7

I got one also, 29.89 shipped, thats 10 bucks less than I paid for the ones I bought from Best Buy when they were in the store, thanks negritude.:clap: The shipping was 9.90 for me, UPS Ground.


#8

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2097616]I was just about to post this sale, I ordered 1 earlier today;).
$9.00 shipping for me. Thanks again negritude.[/QUOTE]Dang Jim…and you didn’t PM me about it :rolleyes: :bigsmile: I’ve been waiting to see if i can get one last chance at a 1640 :clap:


#9

This won’t be your last chance, but they are not going to get any cheaper than this, its a good deal BOB.:wink:


#10

[QUOTE=alan1476;2097622]This won’t be your last chance, but they are not going to get any cheaper than this, its a good deal BOB.;)[/QUOTE]yep it is a good deal Alan. But most of the times it’s a 1650/55. 1640 is my fav :slight_smile:

Edit:
This one will go in the closet for rainy day after testing of course :wink:

Edit2:
I just got an email saying it’s shipped :eek: dayum


#11

[quote=Bob;2097623]yep it is a good deal Alan. But most of the times it’s a 1650/55. 1640 is my fav :slight_smile:

Edit:
This one will go in the closet for rainy day.[/quote] For my money , I will take a DW1640 over anyone of these new SATA drives for the same price. I have 3 Retail Black BenQ DW1640 Faceplates so when one goes south all I have to do is change the faceplate. LOL. ( only 1 died on me, and it was not a complete death, it just refused to recognize Cds, it plays and writes DVDs just fine.:wink:


#12

yeah Alan this takes me back a few years to the old BenQ days :iagree:

I don’t get as excited about getting other drives.

I wonder if Albert has seen this yet?


#13

AWESOME deal on a BenQ!
Thanks, Negritude.

Any thoughts on the Linksys?
I don’t suppose it’s DD-WRT capable??
I need to replace a D-Link.
Thanks


#14

Thanks, Negritude.
Bought 4


#15

Words can’t express how happy I am, right at this moment, sure hope they don’t run out before my order is processed.

THANK YOU!!! negritude


#16

Thanks for the heads up negritude I ordered 2.
budzos


#17

Yo negritude-

Got mine

Thanks for the heads up-eh!!


#18

Which FW would be best to use on this burner in terms of burn quality & scanning w/ Nero CD-DVD Speed, Plextor’s or BenQ’s?


#19

BenQ. The Plextor firmware, like most other BenQ OEM firmwares, won’t scan so well, and you don’t get all the “advanced” features of BenQ’s stock firmware.


#20

All you have to do is crossflash it, its the exact same drive.:iagree: