Crossflashing methods?

vbimport

#1

Hello.

I was wondering how to determine what drives crossflash with eachother. I have a PBDS drive (Philips BenQ Digital Storage) and I wanted to see if I could flash it to something else, im almost certain that its a rebranded BenQ.

Is there a piece of software to compare drives with eachother? Or is there any other way to determine it then just flashing and praying?

Thanks.


#2

Don’t just flash random firmware to your drive, or the God of Dead Drives may answer your prayers.

There is a lot of information on these forums about which drives can be crossflashed to other drives. I suggest you use the Search function. If nothing shows up, you can ask if anyone knows about a particular drive.

Welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:


#3

Hehe, thanks for the reply.

Ive been working on this drive for months. Ive spent hours going through google, and no results from here either.

Its a DH-16W1S. By the number it seems to be a LiteOn drive, but then why would it be PBDS? Its a nice SATA drive and I want to switch out of IDE. My current DW-1650 needs to have better DVD+DL burn support.


#4

[QUOTE=Skyfallkavu;2143001]Its a DH-16W1S. By the number it seems to be a LiteOn drive, but then why would it be PBDS? Its a nice SATA drive and I want to switch out of IDE. My current DW-1650 needs to have better DVD+DL burn support.[/QUOTE]

Sorry to say, but your PBDS is indeed ‘only’ a LiteOn OEM drive.


#5

Ahh, damn. Looks like ill just end up buying one.

What do you guys think about the LG GH20NS15