Got a BenQ DW1670 in an I/O Magic box for $30 AR + tax at Staples this morning

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#1

I got a DW1670 in an I/O Magic (IDVD168DL) box this morning at Staples for $30 AR + tax. Did I do any good?

Elwood


#2

Yes…you did do good!!


#3

Not so good with the "Post Reply button though. :wink:

Thanks for telling us twice! :bigsmile:

Post some scans if you have time.


#4

I got a DW1670 in an I/O Magic (IDVD168DL) box this morning at Staples for $30 AR + tax. :smiley:

elwood


#5

So did I, they had alot of them, 59.99 with a 30.00 rebate, Staples Easy rebate can be done online. ( Ithink)


#6

Hey you guys I just came home and installed this drive that cost me 59.00 with a 30.00 Staples Easy rebate so the drive only cost 29.99+ tax. Much to my surprise its in UDMA 4 with the firmware that loaded. Does anyone know of other firmware for this drive?


#7

Sounds like a good deal. I currently have an IOMagic that’s a rebadged BenQ 1620. How does the 1670 compare to the 1620? I know burning speeds are better for some media. Any other differences? Have people been getting good burns with TY media?


#8

can anyone expand on how to identify the 1670?

any unique packaging? color of packing bag inside the box?

has anyone NOT gotten the 1670?

i already have a 1640 and a 1655…do i try for a 1670 now? goddammit!


#9

You could try to crossflash with Sony 820 firmware. I think 1.0b is the latest?

I’m not sure how you would go about it though as the updater will only flash a drive it IDs as a Sony. You could try BQFlasher and see if it will let you…

As for UDMA, both the Sony 820 and the BenQ 1670 are listed as UDMA-2 in the Review and Preview @ CDFreaks, so you may want to keep the current firmware.


#10

i wouldn’t crossflash as long there’s no benq firmware to flash back.


#11

I also got the BenQ 1670 - couldn’t see any way (other than the fact the clear tape sealing the box had I/O Magic printed, which earlier was one way of Id’ing a BenQ). I did a pretty close inspect of every available box and saw no difference in any so all may be 1670’s.

The Staples sale 16x DVD’s were CMC - but for $8 after coupons for 100, I’ll get some use of of them


#12

yes,please help. i want one too.waiting for this dam weding shower to happen!!!
then i’moff to staples. whoo hoo.come-on 3:00!!


#13

HAHA I’m finally going to be done with work in 8 mins :slight_smile:

Then I’m off to Stpales (only to find they are out of 16x :sad: :doh: )


#14

Don’t try this for the moment! :disagree:
Things can go wrong and your drive can become useless.
Croosflashing, if advisable at all must most probably be done with modified .CVT firmware.


#15

The one I bough this morning doesn’t work, it took 9 minutes to burn a Verbatim x16X+ disc and over 7 minutes to burn a 16X TYG03 discs at 16X. It won’t burn at 12X at all.


#16

I remember reading this about the drive. A MAJOR oversight IMO. Mixed reviews on the 1670, I prefer the 1640/1650/1655, of course $30 is a good price, especially if you used any coupons.


#17

Well I have bad news. Maybe its just this drive but it doesn’t work. It reads fine but it will not reccognize 12X writing and it took over 9 minutes to write a 16X verbatim + disc. It took over 7 minutes to write a 16X TYG03 disc. It has a 38 mbs burst rate and is UDMA 4. Something is wrong, I am taking it back.


#18

Kim Jong, if you check the specs the Sony 820 firmware is UDMA 4.


#19

I opened the bottom of box and packing was clear. I removed from box before buying and it said 1670. Model DW1670 no. 291 -Made in china on march 20, 2006. also on label BQR-DW1670(B). Hope this helps. I will install in one of my computers to test it . Thanks for letting me know its my first real benq .


#20

Well, I bought one this morning, but I got DQ60 no. 291 (Made in China, March 2006). I’m going to return it.