Good Nu deal at NewEgg--is it a benq?

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#1

Sorry if this is a stupid question, as I’m a total newb to DVD burning…I was leaning towards the Nec, but most the OEMs don’t come with software…I noticed this out on newegg today (Nu DDW-163), seemed like a terrific deal:

I’ve heard this is the benq drive? Is this true? Is the software passable?

Thanks for any info,

spwango


#2

I just looked at your link this most likely is a BENQ1620…Why? The 2.4x DL, 40x CDR and 40x CD-ROM. But I cannot guarantee but that is what you look for to help make the confirmation.

Not sure where you are located but if you are in USA you can get an I/O MAGIC 16x (BENQ1620) for $59 after MIR at Circuit City. Just look for those details mentioned above. It also will say BENQ in very small print on the top label.

Hope this helps


#3

Yes the NU DDW-163 is an OEM BenQ DW1620A.


#4

the nu 163 uses fw G7L9 and G7P9 if thats clue.

http://www.nu-global.com/1_english/4_support/01_manuals.php?sID=2


#5

Sweet…thanks greatly for the help…I’d assume I’ll be able to flash this bad boy to the new Pro firmware for 4x dual layer, right?


#6

G7P9 is pro fw so I would say yes.


#7

To make it easier.

http://kenny.storageinfo.co.kr/firmware/benq/WinDWFlash.exe
http://kenny.storageinfo.co.kr/firmware/benq/B7S9.CVT

Download the two and run WinDWFlash and load B7S9.CVT and flash.

If you prefer B7P9, this instead.

These provide support for 4x DVD+R DL:

B7P9
B7S9
G7P9
G7S9
P3.0


#8

If you really want a 3500 it is very easy to find OEM versions of Nero for as little as $4 delivered. Also the 3500 is starting to become available with software.


#9

FYI

Actually I got the BenQ at CC and it does say DL 2.4x, but, in my case, it did not say BenQ anywhere on the box.