Problem and Question:
Currently, as displayed in Computer Management -> Device Manager, I have two drives listed as “TSST corp CD/DVDW SH-S182M” with USB Device appended to the second. Is there any possiblity that the Patch Utility can/could change the “TSST corp” part of one ID string to, for example, “Samsung”?
This is important to me because I use error-correction software/firmware for rewritable optical discs with a known bug (in the software part) that won’t allow it to initialize the second drive, as soon as it sees the first part of its ID string appearing to be identical to that of the drive it just initialized.
Anyway, I suspect this to be the problem’s cause, that it wants to avoid initializing the same drive twice. And, I also suspect the program doesn’t parse the ID string far enough to see “USB Device” at the very end.
The error-correction software under discussion is no longer in development, so asking for a bug-fix is out of the question. The only other alternative I can think of is to “fix” the firmware/hardware so the software bug is no longer an issue.
My error-correction software was previously working perfectly to initialize itself to two drives (two is the limit) when the two drives had completely different ID strings.
Is there any hope of using this patch utility, or do I just have to fire up the old hex editor? If I make the change the old-fashioned way, does Samsung’s flasher do a checksum, and will this upset it? Any ideas?