Sorry a misunderstanding here - there was a warranty discussion I am quite interested in in another thread and I somehow (it was late) assumed everyone would understand what I meant by my statement - but what I really meant to say was:
On the German website, Downloads, they clearly print "Fw for DW1620" and "Fw for DW1620 PRO" and the first is seperated once more "Please use G... firmware for drives without 'BenQ' printed on = bulk drives" and "Use B... firmware for drives with 'BenQ' printed on = retail drives" - but no such distinction on the Global Download site!
How can they void my warranty if I used the most recent firmware ("Firmware (B7T9) Release Date: 23-Dec-2004") on their global download page BenQ Global DW1620 Firmware download page if they dont even tell me it is for DW1620PRO only (as the German BenQ download page clearly states!) - and the global page says nothing about bulk/retail, too.
So I guess, as soon as the name "BenQ" appears in BIOS setup or Windows Device Manager or whereever, I am allowed to download the latest version from the German website or the Global website (or I think whatever localized BenQ website I want to - what if I where Korean living in Germany?) and if it works and updates my drive, everything is fine and my warranty will be untouched.