New F/W G7Z9 for I/O magic/Benq 1620

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#1

Any comments? Find it here:http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/FirmwareDownload.html


#2

Thanks for the heads up. I will try it out tomorrow on the Fuji TY02’s and Verbatim MCC004’s i have here and post the scans.


#3

Wow, a G firmware comes out before a B firmware?


#4

Does someone know whats changed? Changelog?


#5

I’m suprised there’s not any more comments about this, I’ve burned a few with it, my burns seem to be the same. Not much better and not worse either.


#6

Same here tool fan. Just finished testing with Fuji TY02 and Verbatim MCC004. Don’t know what’s in the change log. Nothing came with it. Just the flasher. Forgot to mention UDMA 2.


#7

I just picked up another I/O MAGIC BENQ 1620 drive from Office Depot since I got them to match price Circuit City & CompUsa again. Paid $72.90 out the door plus the manager told me to come back tomorrow and return the drive so I could get the $30.00 manufacturer mail in rebate form. The drive is in their Sunday sale ad with the rebate. I’ll be returning both drives so I can get that mail in rebate form. Not a bad price at all for 2 drives it will only cost me $85.80 after the mail in rebates. :smiley:

Is the official BENQ “B” firmwares better than the I/O MAGIC “G” firmwares? My first I/O MAGIC had the “B” firmware and I flashed it to the B7P9 firmware. I’ve read the threads on flashing the drive from a “G” firmware to a “B” one. Is there a big difference as far as quality is concerned. Before I flash the second one I’d appreciate any comments. Thanks in advance. :slight_smile:


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER 480 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC TRUE POWER430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARD


#8

I find it strange that it would jump from B7S9 to G7Z9.


#9

Au contraire! It jumped from G7Z9 to G7M9. :confused:

G7Z9 was created on 22 Oct 04
G7M9 was created on 26 Oct 04

G7Z9 is old firmware, apparently older than G7M9.

If I/O Magic has some explanation for this irrational and ass-backwards identification scheme, it may be too embarrassing to disclose.:o :bigsmile:


#10

To make IO-Magic’s DW1620 more attractive than NU DDW-163? :bigsmile: