Just replaced an NEC2500A with the DW1640. Installed as master on second IDE with AOpen DVD-ROM as slave. 2 harddrives on the primary IDE. OS is w2k pro.
The first time I powered on the PC, there was a squealing noise. Immediately powered off. Poked open the tray to check but did not find anything. Powered on and noise did not come up again. Is this some hardware problem.
Upgraded firmware to BSLB successfully.
Burned a data disk on a DVD+R. Worked fine.
When trying to restart or shutdown PC, system hung on final blank window forever and had to switch off power. After some testing, found one way to get around this by disconnecting the DVD-ROM drive. Does this mean the Benq drive cannot coexist with another drive?
Anyone else have had similar experience?