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)
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)
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
DV-W524GS (A version also exists, newer may be C revision?, unconfirmed)
Possible? (Unconfirmed) iHASx24 B re-badges
DH-24AS (A and C revisions may also exist)
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:
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
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.