I am an original owner of the 1620(this was the best drive I have ever owned in my life) this unit was magic it burn everything with 98-99% score on cd speed(yuden and Vebatim) I only use yuden and verbatim
Recently I purchased the 1655DW and while it does make readable burns, I am unhappy with it’s overall quality. Scores range in the 95-97% which is fine, but i see too many PI failures space tightly amongst each other. Plus it likes to burn dudes every so often. Never ever had this problem with 1620. I have used all the firmwareâ€™s plus had this drives install on my other computer with same results. Oh yeah Light scribe is a big gimmick, the end result for most designs look like rubbish.
Since BenQ’s optical division has been acquired by lite-shit on, i wonder if we will ever see the glory days of the benq burners ever again.
I am anal about burning quality discs both SL and DL, I am seriously thinking of moving over to the Plextor camp(i know all about the problems with there previous drives, some of them were shit) but there new 755-760 models are looking good. I realize I will be charged 3 times the price just to own one.
What other good alternatives are there for me, if looking for another drive manufactur that can live up to the 1620/1640 drives?
As for my plextor purchase am I making a mistake, people are telling me there drives are dudes, prone to faliure and just a plan rip-off.
here have a peak at some of my burns, these are just randomly pick.