I ordered an Aopen DVD1648L Chameleon (retail obviously, with firmware FTJ1) thinking it was a DVD1648/AAP PRO. Well let me tell you this dvdrom reader is slower than the AAP PRO by at least 4 to 5 minutes when ripping your average dvdrom movie.
I ordered mine from Techonweb, but I think the Chameleon description threw me off.
I don’t have any screen shots of any benchmarks for two reasons. 1, the DVD1648L doesn’t seem to work with Nero CD-DVD Speed disc quality scan, just like the AAP PRO. 2, I ordered this drive for a system I was building for someone else, so I had to get it in and out as quickly as possible.
Anyhow don’t make the same mistake I did. Is it me, or are these DVD1648/AAP PRO drives getting harder to find?