Well, I have found a new obsession. Please welcome the new guy. I want to be able to back up my movies w/o compression so I am buying a burner, with your help, of course. Here’s the deal. I am using a notebook, P4 Dell 512, XP. I need an external. After reading a good number of posts, seems like the 1640 is the way to go. However, I need an external. Does BenQ make one? I haven’t seen one. Also, any suggestions? Do I stick it in an external adapter case? If so, which one? Seems like consensus says alot of these cases prevent the higher speeds. All your help is appreciated.
BenQ External Drive Here:
Not sure if this is available to you as it depends at present on where you are.
The alternative as you suggest is external caddy with 1640.
The 1640 can be crossflashed to 164B using BEFB f/w.
1st. 1640 crossflashed in caddy. USB.
2nd.1640 … internal ide.