I've read about the luck the lite-on and the LG folks are havin in using hacked firmware to get better write speeds.
I was wondering whether you guys know of any hacks for Mitsumi drives, especially for the mitsumi 4809TE?
One thing i'd like to note is that both the mitsu 24x(4809), and 32x drives share the same oak chipset, and are released at roughly the same time period, so i'm assuming that they are identical in internals. So, i'm guessin it should be feasible to upgrade from the 24x to the 32x. But i'm not so confident with the 40x writer, since its using a different oak chipset because it supports more features + the fact that it was released 6 months later.