The difference between us has to do with our media choices. The stuff I use is much better on NEC and much worse on BenQ. As well, I am hesitant to recommend a drive with such a high rate of DOA unless the person is fully aware of the possibility they may have to pay additional shipping for an RMA.
To all those with great experience with BenQ, I don't need to hear about it. The defect is real and obviously, it doesn't effect all the drives. In my opinion, it would be unethical to recommend a drive like this without disclosing the potential problem. In any case, for my media, the NEC is a better drive.
I was just trimming my sig...lean and mean you know.