Hi there. My BenQ DW1640 is just over two years old. I only recently found out when I decided to get a bit more serious about burning exactly how fortunate I am to have one.
Last week I decided to purchase a Pioneer DVR-215, which I plan to use to handle the majority of my burning from now on, hopefully increasing my DW1640’s longevity. The BenQ and the Pioneer are currently the only burners I own, but burning is turning into a bit of a hobby for me now so I’m not totally against purchasing another drive.
My question is this: how does one know when the time is up for their DW1640? A very sad day that day will be, but I understand that all good things must come to an end, and I would like to be prepared in advance for that day. What sorts of things will let me know the DW1640 is headed for retirement? And what sort of drive would be an appropriate replacement for the scanning side of things? Cheers in advance.