It is very unlikely the dealers take the time to mess with the firmware and, as the firmware is stamped on the label of my OEM drive, "B", it would appear that BenQ sends out what they have in stock. Large numbers of BenQs from Newegg are OEM with retail firmware. It is not really a big deal; the drive's the same. It is really a waste of BenQ effort if you ask me. With a little effort back and forth, with some cvt files, I can go from B to G to 1621.