How to recognize DW1620 vs. DW1620pro

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#1

Hello everybody,

From reading the previous posts, I got an impression that there are
at least 6 “flavours” of DW1620:

  1. DW1620 bulk
  2. DW1620 retail
  3. DW1620A bulk
  4. DW1620A retail
  5. DW1620pro bulk
  6. DW1620pro retail

Also, I understood that those flavours are interchangable, though
some work is needed to convert from one to another - the only real
difference between them is in their firmware, hardware-wise they are
exactly the same.

Is that right, or did I get something wrong?

Also, is it possible to tell what kind of flavour the drive is from it’s looks
or are there some labels which document it - the only way for me to
buy BenQ is via the Internet, from an online retailer, and an info
presented there is not informative enough (they even got the wrong
picture there - DW1610 instead of DW1620), so I have to call them and
know what to ask if I want to get a more detailed information about the
flavour type available from them.


#2

Pro and the non pro versions are just firmware differences…i really pity you ppl on the other side…having so many OEMs there selling the DW1620…and deciding…

dun they sell the retail pack in US??..


#3


Newegg.com is selling the RETAIL 1620


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW :slight_smile:
PIONEER 107D DVDRW :slight_smile:
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW (2) :slight_smile:
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR (2)200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARDS


#4

Unfortunately, Newegg.com doesn’t ship internationally, and I am not from the US.


#5

Sorry I can’t help you out with a retailer, Resimian. But having so many manufacturer’s for the BenQ DW1620 is a good thing in my mind. Gives us lots of color choices for a different cases (at least to Black / Beige). For myself I wouldn’t want to the BenQ Retail Newegg is selling. Sure, it comes with a Black Bezel but the drive tray would still be beige. I much prefer the all solid black Nu Tech DDW-163 for this reason since it’s just a flash away from the pure BenQ and works wonderfully I might add. The great thing is it’s an all black drive which matches my black case pretty well. I guess it’s all in the matter of how picky you are but with this being my first computer that wasn’t beige - I was being relatively picky about it. :slight_smile: hehe


#6

Nope, my IOMagic 1620 comes with a full black face (bezel+tray). My retail however, no additional bezel.


#7

Not trying to disagree, but I just recently got a 1620 Retail with black/beige and the Tray is black. Looking at BENQ’s site, they are saying that the 1620 only comes in black. Here’s a quote: “Black-colored tray minimize jitters to enhance writing quality.”


#8

For what it’s worth my “Pacific Digital Mach 16” (yay!) also came with a black tray, beige front (no extra bezel).


#9

Yup I bought the retail from newegg and it came with black tray. BTW received it today. Kinda Kuel hehehe also if anyone can tell me how to find a beige oem bezel i’d apreciate that. Thank you