General Info on BC-5100S-0B

Hi All,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I’ve just gotten my hands on a new Sony NEC Optiarc BC-5100S-0B BluRay drive. I’m looking for some information on the drive in general. I had heard that some Sony NEC drives were rebadged LiteOn or BenQ. Is that the case with this one? Can this drive be crossflashed with any of the other Sony NEC firmwares or otherwise modified?