Hi, my BenQ 162I after many years of great projects has retired itself, though my tech at work is doing me a favor and ordered a part for it from Asia, it has been 8 weeks and no sign of it, however I am patient as that drive indeed does a great job. ( I hope to eventually have it back working but at this point do not know.)
In the meantime I have found a Lite On DX 20A 4 PU that has had very little use, ( I knew the owner).
All he had was the burner and connections w/o the cd and I did not myself install the BenQ and so I am hoping for a little help here.
Does this burner need drivers installed? firmware? and how do I go about setting it up for DVD-ROM default for burning dvds?
I have not connected it to my laptop yet as I feel I need to understand the process involved in getting it to operate at its optimum.
Also wondering how this burner compares to my BenQ 162I in terms of quality of the drive and quality of the end product produced. And not sure if it does d/l’s?
There is no one in this part of Canada that I could find that sold the full sized burners. I have an Asus that I use with my Asus netbook but knew it would not satisfy my requirements and so I decided to gamble on the Lite On since I know the owner and I have a week to try it out before I need to pay for it.
I genuinely would appreciate comments from experienced members as I am not knowlegeable about this type of hardware nor how to achieve the setup and settings that I want. (BTW xpsp3) and how old would drive be?
Thank you for your time and interest.