I just ordered it from Newegg last week, and I am pretty sure that it is not a A-R, I dont see it written anywhere.
I must admit though I did not get to view it in person. I got it for my work computer (a dell precision 390) and my coworker installed it for me, I could pull it if i had to, but id rather avoid pulling the drive, the computer is a major pain to mess with.
Cant i get my answer from writing be on the box, or the device name. Is there any spec difference between the 1640 and 1650?
One thing I can say though is that in Nero CD-DVD speed, it is reading really slow in all the tests, like 1.5x
I really want to flash this sucker!
if this a 1640 than i suggest the 1640 fanboys pick this up.
I will stop at my compusa to check for 1655 generics.