Thanks for outlining the cross flash method.
My question really has to do with performance in an external case, does the "M" firmware work better than the "D" firmware in an external case....in other words, is it optimized in some way for an external case situation.
Similar to a BenQ1620 flashed to an EW1621 or a BenQ1640 flashed to a 164b to optimize performance when used in an external case.
If anyone has real knowledge to that effect, it would be greatly appreciated.
I have no interest in seeing if my 182D can do lightscribe (it can't-lacks the hardware) and I already have enough Lightscribe burners to keep me busy anyway (truthfully, I only use lightscribe capability occasionally).