HP dvd630i rebadged BenQ?

I 'm deciding on whether or not to buy a Pioneer A08XLA or an HP dvd630i. I’ve heard the HP is a rebadged BenQ. Is there anyway I can check for sure by looking on the drive itself, or is it a total tossup?

I read the HP can be a rebadged Liteon also. Don’t know if there is a way to tell from the outside. Maybe match serial number types?

Don’t hold me to it but if it has DVD630i c or it dvd630c it’s probably a benq. Do a search someone had one in thgis forum and converted it to a retail BenQ.

I think I was the first to post about this.
the original thread is here
for my box nothing on the outside of the retail box indicated it was a benq. the drive itself has a sticker which mentions benq (in context of japanese or chinese etc) and the drive reports in bios as dvd630c iirc.
hope that’s enough to get you going

@maverick215,

Does the box yours came in indicate DVD-R @ 16x?
If so that would match 1620 spec.

All the HP DVD630 boxes I’ve looked at show DVD-R @ 8x.
That matches the LiteOn spec.

Can you tell us where you bought the drive at?

The HP site says that the drive only does DVD-R @ 8x