For example changing the “Atapi” word for new lite-on’s to thw word lite on
That sounds risky. For one thing, “lite on” is seven ASCII characters,
“ATAPI” is only five. And as C0deKing has already said, you would be
likely to cause checksum errors.
This is only safe if you are able and willing to remove the
xxROM chip from the drive and re-program it if/when you
brick your drive.