Couldn't agree more
the thing is, when searching for the 'best' replacement drive, it's almost impossible to get objective advice - everybody in every forum loves their drive :bigsmile: It took me a week of reading through all the reviews and comments on all the drives in all the forums here to make a decision. And I'm delighted with the 1620.
Reading comments like "poor -R writing" isn't encouraging when you have just bought a stack of 50 -R discs! But "overspeeding as standard" is very attractive.
Anyway, what really made my mind up about this drive, other than the scores of positive comments, were:
- Regular OFFICIAL firmware updates
- Cross-flashing is so easy
- The drive is a PHENOMENAL reader
- ...and an incredibly fast writer
- It writes to every media code I can throw at it
My first drive was an NEC 1100... very very slow.
Next came a Nu... dual format? Couldn't write to -R properly.
Then NEC again... couldn't read the disks it wrote, and very slow.
And now BenQ... can't find fault with it (yet). Fast, writes to everything, doesn't get stressed if I use the PC at the same time as burning, reads everything.
To those who come across this post and are wondering if it's the drive for them... Add it to your shortlist at the very least. This IS an exceptional drive. You won't be disappointed