Manufacturer of I/O Magix 16X dual dvd writer

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#1

Do you know who the manufacturer of the I/O Magic 16X dual dvd is (available from Staples)?

http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/SKU.asp?BCFlag=False&PageType=1&SKU=575690

Is this unit any good?


#2

From what I know it can be a BenQ or BTC drive. If you get the BenQ drive then you will have a really great drive. BTC drives are not that good.


#3

He’s being generous to btc’s, they are crap. You can sometimes tell from the box (markings on the label, serial number etc. which it is but I havent got a clue how to with that drive). try searching the forum (or maybe someone that knows can post).


#4

one way is to look at the dual layer burn speed on outside of box

BTC=4x
BenQ=2.4x


#5

fyi, with a firmware upgrade the benq will burn dl disks at 4x…