Benq EW164B?

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#1

Benq EW164B
http://www.benq.com/products/Storage/?product=634

wat the writer enclosed in that casing ? is it a benq 1640 ? also can the writer be removed from that casing & Used as Internal IDE Drive ? :smiley:

Regards


#2

anybody has info on this ?


#3

Yes it’s DW1640 with external firmware.


#4

can the writer be removed from that casing & Used as Internal IDE Drive ? :slight_smile:


#5

anybody pls help !!


#6

Sure. You can then flash it to any 1640 firmware (I prefer BSLB).


#7

cool… i am able to find a retail piece,worth getting ?


#8

Sure, it has features that other DVD burners nowadays do not have (such as “Advanced Disc Quality” scan). Worth getting :slight_smile:


#9

I saw one on ebay last week…I shoulda snapped it up :frowning:


#10

I never have seen a BenQ branded external EW164B for sale in the USA, I know they had then in the UK for along time. There were however rebadges of this drive.:iagree:


#11

Hi :slight_smile:
That’s novel!
BenQ is a rebadged BenQ???
Do you mean that the EW164b is the same drive (1640), only with different f/w to allow for better transfer when used in conjunction with USB,


#12

Circuit City had them a long time ago then never brought the external EW164B in again. :wink:


#13

I flashed my internal DW 1640 to EW 164B using firmware BEGB. I like it at lot. I have had it this way for 7 months. Never a problem. Does everything. I bought it at Best Buy as a Plextor 740A on sale.


#14

the EW164B firmware works great too when using it as an internal drive, so you dont really have to flash it to the BenQ 1640 firmware


#15

Hello, Could I use the case with the other drive (e.g. 1650 or not BenQ)? Is the special firmware for external drive really needed?