I just saw a Mad Dog Triple format burner in Circuit City, pictue on the box looked like a Benq. Anybody know what drive this may be?
In the past, the Mad Dogs have been NEC rebadges.
It could be, I haven’t looked to see if NEC has added DVD-RAM support.
The specs make me think it is a NEC ND-4550.
I think it is an NEC 4550…
I have to second that. Just take a look at the emergency eject hole position. It’s much lower placed then om BenQ’s.
NEC ND-4550 it is.
To topic poster; go for a BenQ 1640. $40 at newegg
Just did a search on the mentioned NEC 4550 drive and it does look alot like the Mad Dog. Thanks for all the info. BTW I already have a DW-1640 and three DW-1620’s and love them! I just though maybe a found a new Benq to add to my collection.
So what? The drive Sony DRU-810 is using an emergency eject hole, with not the same location as the BenQ 1640.
There is no doubt, it is a NEC ND-4550. See this thread:
Easy answer; DRU-810 is a BenQ 1640 clone.
And the emergency eject hole is at same position, and so is the drive led. Link
The reason that you might feel this, is that on the Sony webpage the illustration used is that of the DRU-800. Despite everything else relating to DRU-810.
The 810 is definately a 1640 clone.
Sony DRU -810 click on enlarge for picture of supposed 810, it tells you it’s a jpg of the 800.
Here’s an 810, you can even see side vents.
So, where is the real picture of the Sony DRU-810A?
Right sofar zebadee…? But we have also seen retouched images before haven’t we (Plextor 740).
But at the link I provided above, he will see the “right” DRU-810…
Edit. Withered, you are welcome…
[I]BTW, I think all interested in the (MadDog) drive, that topic starter asked about, better head over to NEC forum[/I]
YES! I went and posted a piccie used by overclockers, when I meant to post the piccie that you have pinto2.
Oh! BTW I meant to agree with those about MadDog being Nec clone.
Thanks, i find out that ADCS holes is not present at the right side, so you were right.