I’m looking to buy a new writer. I have had a NEC ND-2500A (with other firmware, DL-enabled) for more than a year now, and I want a 16x writer so I could write at 8x now (I always write at 4x with my NEC). Somehow, I don’t like writing at the fastest speed possible, doesn’t seem that safe.
Now, I have already decided it has to be a Benq. I’ve read several reviews on the DW-1640 and it seems to be about the best drive out there. It was decided, I was going out to buy one, but now there’s all the talk about the DW-1650. So, I have the following questions:
- Would it be worth the wait? I figure it won’t be much more expensive (as is always the case with new DVD-writers) than the DW-1640, but the specs don’t differ at all. I’d hate to lose out on some big new capability though…
- Is there anyone that knows when the DW-1650 will appear in stores?
And now for a media-related question: I still have a stack of YUDEN000T02’s, and 2 spindles of RICOHJPNR02. Are these good media for a Benq DW-1640? Will they burn flawlessly at 8x? (note: I’m more a quality guy than a speed guy, but I would like 8x burning)
Thanks in advance.