How hot is the 1620Pro supposed to get? Though I have no way of measuring the actual temp of the drive (or discs) I have a feeling that the drive gets way too hot when burning a disc or doing a transferrate test - at least compared to my NEC ND-3500. After completing a burn the disc feels very hot. Even the tray of the burner feels hot. It’s not that it’s too hot to handle or anything but it feels way to hot compared to any other optical drive I have ever tried. If I do a transferrate test after burning a disc the result is rather bad. However if I eject the disc and wait a couple of minutes untill the drive/disc have cooled down the result is a lot better.
I have no airflow problems. My A64 CPU temp is about 36 degrees when burning and the MB temp is only 25-26 degrees. I have 4x80mm fans installed, 2 in the front and 2 in the back of the case. My computer case has room for 4x5.25" devices but only two of them are occupied by the BenQ and my NEC - with an empty space between them.
Is it common for BenQ drives to get very hot or do I have a defective drive at hand?