Benq EW162I --> 1620

Hi! :slight_smile:

i’m thinking about getting the Benq EW162I external burner.
As far as I know, it’s the same as the Benq 1620. Is that true?
If yes, can i crossflash it to the 1620? And if yes, would this result in any problems?

I would like to have the 1620, but I can’t get it here anymore…
Also, it would be nice to have the 1620 connected with my Sony Vaio. :iagree:

Thanks!! :bow:

Yes.

If yes, can i crossflash it to the 1620? And if yes, would this result in any problems?

You can, but this will reduce the transfer rate.

I would like to have the 1620, but I can’t get it here anymore…

Buy a EW162I and rip the drive out, or buy a 1640 :slight_smile:

Would I still be able to write @12x speed?

I already have one (which is near perfect - thanks to your software :bow: :flower: ), but as various scans show, I think the 1620 is still the better choice for my Plextor TYG02.

In my experience using 1620 externally with B7x9 firmwares (not the 47x9 fw), I’m able to write 8x without problem but sometimes unable to write at 12x because it cannot maintain constant throughput.

I am planning to buy an EW162I tomorrow because my 1620 in an external case can only burn at 8x maximum.

The EW162I will allow me to burn at the full 16x, right?

I have the 1620 in a external case with b7w9. Would there be any advantage to go to the ew1621 fw? Also cdspeed doe not work since I put it in the external case. Any ideas?