[HK] NEC-3520A or Benq-1620Pro !?

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#1

First, I’m sorry that i have to ask this kind of question… but i just don’t want to be hairless after i have decided which one to buy :rolleyes:

some background!! I live in Hong Kong, and the crappy thing here is the 7-days-RMA!! I’m not sure if i used the term right. Simply, u buy a thing and within the next 7 days, the shop should exhange a “new” one if the thing is not working probably. After that, u can only get it repair by the warranty. And of course there’s no guarantee that the shop won’t give u an old drive that’s RMAed by others!! … … …

i’m a simple guy :bigsmile:
i don’t mind burning at slow speed (4x), all i want is quality …
i usually use good quality dvd+r, and i don’t see the needs of bitsetting …
i would consider NEC has a better QC, i just don’t want to buy the drive that tends to “break” after a month or so … :stuck_out_tongue:
i’m sick of testing firmwares and medias …

they don’t sell 3500A here anymore… is there any major difference between it and 3520A? I think i will go for a 3520A!? Any suggestions?


#2

i’d also like it to be a good audio cd ripper & burner …


#3

I have both; I would pick the BenQ if I could only have one. As a matter of fact, I have retired the 3520 to another machine. Cons on the BenQ are slow ripping speed (use a DVD-ROM for this), slow closing of disc (lead-out - 30+ seconds!). Pros are burn quality & speed (it burns at advertised speed; 3520 does not), and last but certainly not least the ability to scan (although 3520 should get this shortly if NEC follows thru).


#4

My BenQ DW1620 can now read DVD disks very fast. :slight_smile:


#5

thx guys… but i can always use my crappy liteon for scanning… the fact is i want a drive that gives me quality most of the time that i wouldn’t have to scan it at all!! Nonetheless i will still check the readability of every burned disc with old sony dvd-rom.

Kenshin, i saw that Verbatim 4x +R (or may be -R) [made in Japan] which is actually YT02 in your pic from some thread!! What’s the speed u burn them with?? And what burner?? If i want to use that media, which burner should i get??

I heard that i may get into problem if i burn them @4x with Benq!?


#6

well, went to get a 3520A (OEM, no box, nothing)…

it’s only less than a us$1 difference for a Benq1620pro with box and software …