I just bought a new DW1620.0C1 (bulk OEM). It’s manufactured in August 2004 and came with firmware B7C9. I’ve a few questions before getting started.
 The drive came with a 40pin IDE cable, should I use it or use another 80pin cable? (since I’ve a spare 80pin HDD cable that came with my motherboard and I’m going to install the drive on Seconadary Master along with my old Samsung SW-252B CD-RW as slave)
 Should I do a couple of test burn’s before updating the f/w for the 1st time? or is it OK to update directly?
 I think I should be able to flash with “B” f/w’s directly without having to “crossflash” since the drive already came with B7C9, but which f/w version is the best to use? (B7P9 or B7T9?)
 Which is the best method to flash? use the CmbFlash (.exe) utility provided by BenQ or WinDWFlash + .CVT?
 If I were to use the “B7P9.exe/B7T9.exe” method, should I first flash to B7L9 before going to B7P9/B7T9 as somebody mentioned in another thread? and is it necessary to run it in windows “safe mode”?
 Which Nero version is best for the drive? 220.127.116.11.5 or 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124?