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#1 cross_stix

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:45 PM


*updated

Since the announcement of C4Evas iXtreme Burner Max FW I thought I would start a thread about the re-badged iHASx24 B drives.

Less popular drives may have a better chance of still being revision B, rather than C too.


Confirmed iHASx24 B re-badges
(thanks to Exobex for 1270i and PX-L890SA)

Asus

DRW-24B3LT (newer drives may be C revision?, unconfirmed)
DRW-24B3ST (newer drives may be C revision?, unconfirmed)
DRW-24B1LT (A and C revisions also exist)
DRW-24B1ST (A and C revisions also exist)

Easy way to tell DRW-24B1ST/LT drives apart:
Stock firmware 1.03 = A
Stock firmware 1.04 = B
Stock firmware 1.05 = C

HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)

DVD 1270i [HP DVD1270d=MTK (confirmed) both A and B versions exist (confirmed), HP DVD1270r= NEC Y series (confirmed)
DVD 1260i [HP DVD1260t=MTK B version (confirmed) A version (unconfirmed) HP DVD1260r = NEC Y series (confirmed)

Lite-On

iHAS 122 (A revision also exists, C revision unconfirmed)
iHAS 322 (A revision also exists, C revision unconfirmed)

Lite-On OEM (found in Dell/Emachines PCs, and maybe other OEM PCs?)
Thanks to Nitroxeno and Takashi for these

PLDS DH-16ABS/ PLDS DH-16ABSH11B

PLEXTOR

PX-L890SA (confirmed)

Teac

DV-W524GS (A version also exists, newer may be C revision?, unconfirmed)


Possible? (Unconfirmed) iHASx24 B re-badges


MSI

DH-24AS (A and C revisions may also exist)

Memorex

MRX-550L (A revision known to exist, newer may be B and/or C?)


Crossflashing any re-badged iHASx24 B to Lite-On firmware (Thanks to Spark for procedure) (Thanks to Exobex for additional info)

Utilities and Lite-On iHASx24 B firmware can be found here:
http://codeguys.rpc1.org/

Flash version based on your drives feature set

iHAS124 = baseline model
iHAS224 = 124 + LightScribe
iHAS324 = 124 + SmartErase
iHAS424 = 124 + LightScribe + SmartErase (or = 224 + SmartErase)
iHAS524 = 124 + LabelTag + SmartErase
iHAS624 = 124 + LabelTag + LightScribe + SmartErase (or = 524 + LightScribe)

SmartErase should work on any drive, ex. if you have iHAS124 drive, iHAS324 firmware should work.

Also some have reported success crossflashing non LabelTag drives with LabelTag firmware and using LabelTag, YMMV

Process is:

1. Launch EEPROM utility and backup EEPROM.
2. Launch Firmware utility and Read Flash.

With the above steps, these dumps will be needed if you ever need to return the drive to stock for warranted repair etc so it's a good idea to make 2 dumps just to be sure.

3. Launch Firmware Utility and make sure Update Boot Code is checked (optional, but recommended)
4. Flash the drive using the Firmware utility selecting the exe file. (note: unscrabbled c0deguys firmware is required)
5. Run the EEPROM utility and launch the Convert option. This will finalize the cross flash process.
6. Once this has completed successfully, power cycle the drive.
7. The drive will now be recognized as an iHASx24 B model and the process is now complete.

Once the drive is cross flashed with c0deguys firmware, you should be able to use official Lite-On firmware updates if you wish

Edited by steveo1978, 30 August 2012 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

crossflashed my ASUS DRW-24B1ST manufactured february 2010 to ihas324 and it ended up being chipset A

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE(s3cur1tr0n @ Oct 18 2011, 10:20 PM) View Post

crossflashed my ASUS DRW-24B1ST manufactured february 2010 to ihas324 and it ended up being chipset A


They didn't start making them with the B chips until last Summer, something which has been widely documented over the last 24 hours or so.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

cool that should make it easier for people to know then

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:43 PM

Hi i have a question.

Some people have stated DVR-219LBK is also compatible?

I have tried it but get an error saying ERROR READING EEEPROM FROM THE DRIVE?

Also the flash utility shows status 8002 and i cant backup or read?

I take it this drive is not compatible after all?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:46 PM

so anyone did cross flash the Asus DRW-24B3ST??
and can confirm that it is stable



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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:31 AM

QUOTE(raby @ Oct 18 2011, 05:46 PM) View Post
so anyone did cross flash the Asus DRW-24B3ST??
and can confirm that it is stable





I been running a crossflashed drive for a year but mine is a -A drive but the modifed firmware from codeguy makes it burn alot better.



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Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:23 AM

thanx
but what i mean is what is the difference between the Asus DRW-24B3ST and the Liteon 524 B (in the hardware)
and after cross flashing is it the same (in software) or the liteon would do better?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE(dragontm @ Oct 18 2011, 06:43 PM) View Post
Hi i have a question.

Some people have stated DVR-219LBK is also compatible?

I have tried it but get an error saying ERROR READING EEEPROM FROM THE DRIVE?

Also the flash utility shows status 8002 and i cant backup or read?

I take it this drive is not compatible after all?


It appears that although this drive does use the same iHASx24 B chipset the drive itself is a unique Pioneer/QSI design and thus cannot be cross flashed. Sorry. See here(end of post) and here (version 1.2.0.9 changelog) for more info.



QUOTE(raby @ Oct 19 2011, 05:23 AM) View Post
thanx
but what i mean is what is the difference between the Asus DRW-24B3ST and the Liteon 524 B (in the hardware)
and after cross flashing is it the same (in software) or the liteon would do better?


Hardware should be identical, and as for the firmware, one firmware may do better or worse than another, due to mediaID strategy differences/compatibility, check over at Myce if you want to know more.


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

For those interested in cross flashing here's an updated listed of drives that are known be compatible with iHASx24 B firmware, click for sources. (thanks go to Exobex)

ASUS
DRW-24B3LT (confirmed)
DRW-24B3ST (confirmed)
DRW-24B1LT (confirmed newer drives are B chipset, older may be A chipset)
DRW-24B1ST (confirmed newer drives are B chipset, older may be A chipset)

HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)
DVD 1270i B (confirmed)

PLEXTOR

PL-L890SA (confirmed)

Edit: ignore my first post regarding the corresponding ASUS iHASx24 B drives I was under the impression LabelTag required extra hardware this simply isn't true sorry about that. With that said if you want the most feature rich firmware for a iHASx24 B drive, the iHAS524 B (non LightScribe model) or iHAS624 B (LightScribe model) would be the best firmware.

Edited by cross_stix, 19 October 2011 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:37 PM

Another model

HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)
DVD 1260i B (confirmed) there may also be older A model (unconfirmed)


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(s3cur1tr0n @ Oct 18 2011, 09:20 PM) View Post

crossflashed my ASUS DRW-24B1ST manufactured february 2010 to ihas324 and it ended up being chipset A



I have ASUS 24B1ST Manufactured Date: September 2010, I xflashed it iHAS124B burn some disc they all played in my console...I'm not sure if the is a "A" or "B" I opened it to see the chip sets it desn't look like a MediaTek...no label what type of chip.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE(ar1424 @ Oct 19 2011, 01:03 PM) View Post



I have ASUS 24B1ST Manufactured Date: September 2010, I xflashed it iHAS124B burn some disc they all played in my console...I'm not sure if the is a "A" or "B" I opened it to see the chip sets it desn't look like a MediaTek...no label what type of chip.


If the drive was flashed successfully to iHAS124B firmware, the drive is definitely a B chipset drive.


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Posted 19 October 2011 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(cross_stix @ Oct 19 2011, 07:19 PM) View Post

If the drive was flashed successfully to iHAS124B firmware, the drive is definitely a B chipset drive.


Agreed, it won't let you flash it with the B firmware otherwise.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Oct 19 2011, 06:27 PM) View Post

Agreed, it won't let you flash it with the B firmware otherwise.



Thanks guys...If anyone close to Fry's Electronics they have bunch of these drive ASUS 24B1ST un-boxed for $22.99




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