Well, I really need bitsetting for +R and riplock, so I'm determined to crossflash Liggy's Bitsetting RPC1 2.24 firmware for this drive.
I bought the drive on ebay and it is in the bay of my Dell Inspiron 4150.
The trouble is that I'm not super savy with all of this so I could run into problems, but I'm willing to take the risk. I'll post my progress here, if anyone is interested. I plan to start later today by using binflash (I downloaded the win32 GUI version and I'm running winxp, so I hope that's right) to dump the existing firmware before I do anything else.
I know there are a lot of procedures for a slimline drive, and I'll try to follow all of them.
If anyone has any suggestions or input, I'd love to hear it.