Philips PVDV1628G?

This is a popular OEM drive now sold in Germany; the 1648 is hard to find.

Can anyone tell me something about this mystery drive that’s not even on the Philips website? Is this a Philips/BENQ drive or did Philips pull a “plextor” and buy from a cheaper OEM to be able to offer this drive at such low prices?


It’s a Philips / BENQ and can be flashed to a 1640 :clap:

Try here & here.

Hope this helps.

Thanks a lot for the swift response!


The original Philips firmware is available at