The drive was completely sealed in a clear bag. Before I purchased I popped the box open at the bottom and was able to confirm that the label was a BENQ 1655 made in April 2006, with a White Bezel (more on that later).
I have yet to pop it in my PC yet.
I have a couple of questions and a comment.
1.) I had read somewhere on other forums (but not definitively) that certain 1655 manufacture dates had more problems than others. Is April 2006 one of these dates ???
2.) Under the manufacture date it says : BC-AC 1 GBA / HOA/ GCGB
Is GCGB the firmware and if so do I still need to crossflash or is this a true BENQ firmware? If I need to crossflash, which 1655 Benq firmware is considered the most stable or best performer ???
3.) Is the latest crossflash program, version 0.7 ???
I'm a lttle skitish at screwing up my new prize posession, I have to make
sure that I am doing this properly.
Thanks in advance for the answers. Anyway for any one who has a white Bezel for their 1655, but a black PC like myself and can't find a Black IO Magic 1655 drive in the stores... JUST GET THE WHITE ONE. I just called IO Magic and gave them the part number and they are sending out a black Bexel free of charge via priority mail. So don't pass up the white one if you see it....