Are the Liteon iHas drives the same as the newish Sony Optiarc drives?

Looking at Liggy & Dee’s website and the firmwares they provided for the Sony/Optiarc (NEC) 7240 family of burners, they also had firmwares for LiteOn iHas324 & 424 burners. Does this mean that those LiteOn’s are straight-up clones of the Sony’s? I know the different model numbers mean varying capabilities: lightscribe, labelflash. But are all the drives on that page essentially the same burner?


You must distinguish between LiteOn iHASx24A and iHASx24Y burners. While the A burners have a Mediatek chipset, the Y ones are AD-724xS rebadges.

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