Finding the 1648/aap

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#1

im want to buy the aopen 1648/aap (NOT PRO) drive, but i cant find any sites with them instock. i cant find any whether its the regular 1648/aap white drive or the chameleon (chameleon would be nice so itll match my pc). anybody know reliable sites that have them instock?


#2

and may i ask why you want the non pro version? as far as im aware they dont make them anymore


#3

JaE, if you want to overpay, you may want to check with CDW, as that’s where I got mine from, albeit before the Pro version came out. It only has the beige cover, but I emailed AOpen directly and they were nice enough to send me the black and silver faceplates for free. :slight_smile:


#4

i just read the thread aap vs aap pro and realized the pro version is better with this model. i have the aopen aah/pro combo drive and the ripping sucks, so i wanted to get the non pro version as theres hacked fw for them. im now looking for the pro version, and i think i found it at directron for 34.50 shipped.

btw does fw 1.02 fix the speed problem?


#5

Did you check Newegg.com? $23.99 + $4.00 FedEx Saver Shipping
AOpen Beige 16X DVD-ROM
Also if you check AOpen website you will find by checking the Model #: 91.4ED37.402 you will find its a pro.
Good luck. :slight_smile:


#6

did you notice that its not in stock, and its been that way for a while now


#7

Life sucks for you. :rolleyes:


#8

Out Of Stock
ETA: 5/13/2005

All you have to do was wait out the weekend and you’ll save $5 :wink:
I’m pretty sure it would have been available by monday.


#9

Out Of Stock
ETA: 5/18/2005
and look at it today, the date is just going to keep bumpin up


#10

I was desperate for one and since Newegg hasn’t had it for awhile, I ordered a full retail Chameleon version (p/n 91.4ED37.474) from Computer Brain here for $31.47 + $8.95 shipping, no tax. Ordered it Thursday evening, received it the following Monday afternoon. You can see all Aopen DVD-ROM drives at Computer Brain here.

The Aopen 1648/AAP PRO came with firmware version 1.01 and compared to my Toshiba SD-M1712 with the anti-rip lock firmware J004, the Aopen drive is quite a bit faster when ripping DVDs. I’m still evaluating cd-r and cd-rw read performance with Nero CD-DVD Speed 3.80. Also I’ll have to try firmware version 1.02. crosses fingers

SmartRipper 1.41, The Matrix DVD
(minutes:seconds)

Aopen 1648/AAP PRO = 7:29
Toshiba SD-M1712 = 10:56

About a 3.5 minute difference!