Question… When a BenQ DW1620 drive is packaged in bubble-wrap, put in a box and leaves the factory, is it true that ALL OEM drives will have some form of “Gxxx” firmware and ALL retail drives will have some form of “Bxxx” firmware? This was my understanding.
A friend of mine has what he says is an OEM drive. He bought it new, doesn’t have the “BenQ” faceplate, no mounting hardware, etc…so I am sure it’s really OEM. But, it had on it “B7S9” firmware. Also, the hardware desc in Windows sez, “BENQ DVD DD DW1620” where I thought the OEM drives say, “ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16”. I’m just trying to figure out what the heck he got.
PS - I realize a drive can be cross-flashed…I’m just asking this question in reference to factory out-of-the-box condition.