Quote Once again no matter who actually manufactured the CD/DVD Optical Drive that is installed in your NoteBook/LapTop Computer the CD/DVD Optical Drive requires the use of Firmware specifically designed by the NoteBook/LapTop Computer Manufacture for use in the particular NoteBook/LapTop Computer. Unquote
That is such crap. I’ve lost count of how many times I have ripped the optical drive out of one machine and stuck it into another, regardless of brand, and had no trouble whatsoever.
The drive is simply an ATA interface and operates stand-alone according to the standard protocol.
Quote It is a well documented fact that Matshita/Matsushita/Panasonic SlimLine (LapTop/NoteBook) Drives are extremely Media picky Optical Drives Unquote
And where is this amazing “fact” documented?
There is no reason to prefer name-brand media over off-brand, other than the possibility of a longevity issue. All drives can be picky about media, not just Panasonic ones, and the preference can be just as easily for some cheap brand as the expensive ones that advertise a lot, so have to jack up the price to pay for the ads. In many cases, the disks all come from the same factory. There are surprisingly few plants worldwide manufacturing optical media.
And by the way, Matsushita and Panasonic are the same company, so it’s stupid to call them Matsushita/Panasonic drives.