The following drives, when modded, will read everything you put in it, (there is some dispute whether they will read DVD+R but some people can get them to work), including originals.
The names above mean ANY form of that model. A Samsung 616Flkshdlfjlskd will work, because it starts with 616F, same goes for 616Tlhhuiowhge, it doesn't matter what is after the 616F or 616T if it even has that much in it, IT WILL WORK. So guess what that means the following drives WILL NOT WORK.
Samsung 616A, 616B, 616C, 616D, 616E, 616G, 616H, 616I, 616J, 616K, 616L, 616M, 616N, 616O, 616P, 616Q, 616R, 616S, 616U, 616V, 616W, 616X, 616Y, 616Z
Many people ask what the difference between the Samsung 605B and the 616t/F is. Well, bascially nothing, but there are a few more things on the 616t/f that make them workable in the computer, such as an eject button, a volume control, a headphone jack, power connector, jumper settings, ETC. It IS possible to take the laser from a 616t/f and put it in a 605B, I have heard that it improves the readability of Cd's but I have not personally tested this.
If you are wondering how to mod your Samsung drive, just use one of the handy dandy tutorials that nobody seems to be able to find. Here is the newest and also IMHO the greatest Samsung drive mod tutorial.
If you need to know how to mod the plastic for the 616F go here.
IF YOU DONT NEED TO PLAY ORIGINAL CD's
For those of you that dont want to play original cd's, but would like a different drive, almost any PC drive will work, just follow one of the following tutorials to get it to work.
For Any General PC DVD Drive
For A Sony DDU1612
NOW QUIT ASKING ABOUT DVD DRIVES
Edited by KingViper, 07 February 2004 - 10:16 PM.