CDRW1610A - 02b0 firmware?



Found this in an old PC I’m fixing up as a spare,

Philips CDRW1610A with firmware 02b0

The “normal” firmwares for this drive appear to be P1.x or B1.x (latest, 1.5), so what on earth is this one, and is it better, worse or flashable to P1.5 ?


It sure is OEM, have a look at the sticker on the drive.