What are some forensic disc drive firmwares? Are they open-sourced?
They could be useful for CD-RW recovery and bypassing 05/21/00 LOGICAL BLOCK ADDRESS OUT OF RANGE.
They could also bypass the SCSI read request deadlock that causes programs to freeze when reading damaged sectors.
Additionally, firmware flashing should be supported by Windows AND Linux.
Maybe, it should bypass the regional code limitation and allow spoofing recorder information + rotation engine speed directly readable by computer and even more I wrote down somewhere.
It could also enable reading HD-DVD by BD/DVD drives.
Or even purple book DDCD and HD-Burn by Sanyo.
The laser power should be manually adjustable by the PC. Apparently, damaged audio CDs are better readable at lower laser potentiometer settings!
(Off topic note: Club Myce has a really god website user interface.).