Is the Benq 1650 Available as an External Model?

I was just wondering if the BenQ 1650 is available as an external model. If so does anyone know of its name and model number.

I would really like to get the Benq but my Drive Bays are full.

I have heard people say that unlike the Nec the internal Benq’s dont really work well with external enclosures. So i was wondering if there is actually an external model of this drive.


Hi :slight_smile:
There isn’t any external version of the 1650 or 1655 AFAIK. BenQ works very well as external. 1640 crossflashed to 164B is excellent in the right caddy. At the moment there isn’t any f/w that would boost either the 1650 or 1655 to give the sort of results your likely to require. So the caddy option isn’t viable. Probably be a good 6 months yet, before external models of these drives are seen.