OK, decided to take the plunge as they said I could return it without a stocking fee within 14 days. The box certainly has all indications that it is a BTC drive/box from the posts that I've read with the following speeds listed:
Write speeds Read speeds
DVD+R 16x CD-ROM 48x
DVD-R 16x DVD-ROM 16x
DVD+R DL 4x
Sticker shows the following:
I did pick one that had the I/O Magic circular seal placed over the original circular seal.
The other thing that I noticed as different between the 2 with I/O Magic seals and those without was that the ones with had serial numbers that started with P44900xxxxx versus P44700xxxxx. I'm guessing these were ones that got repackaged (returns/restocks?) and all they had were the newer boxes. So much for truth in advertising. Manufacturing dates on the ones with I/O Magic seals was 2004/11 and 2004/12. I picked the older one hoping that would improve my odds.
In the box was a BenQ 1620-20I with a manufacturing date of October 2004 and made in China. Hope this helps somebody. If I can give you any more information let me know!