Do you know who the manufacturer of the I/O Magic 16X dual dvd is (available from Staples)?
Is this unit any good?
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.
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).
one way is to look at the dual layer burn speed on outside of box
fyi, with a firmware upgrade the benq will burn dl disks at 4x......