Black 1620 Pro at Microcenter - $59.99 after MIR

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#1

http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=182685
$10 mail in rebate. And it is the Pro. I had to return mine because it was missing the part of the face that attaches to the tray. Comes with Nero.


#2

Hm… it seemed to me the “Pro” version of DW1620 costs just as much as the original DW1620 to distributors. $60 doesn’t sound especially cheap. In South Korea, DW1620 Pro is cheaper actually.


#3

I wouldn’t say that $60 is cheap, it seems to be the going rate for these drives. But, there are a lot of posts here about people buying rebadged drives and flashing them with retail firmware. Usually these drives cost $60 after at least a $30 rebate. This is a retail drive, with retail firmware, and a small rebate.


#4

It’s not a bad price at all for the retail drive. The Nu Technology DDW-163 retail though is just under $60 (no rebate needed), is a rebadged BenQ DW1620A and cross-flashes just fine to BenQ DW1620A. :wink: I’m suprised that Microcenter has that good of a price for the drive though and the fact that it appears to be a black bezel straight from the get go.