I don’t know if some of you are interested in knowing what inside the 48X Lite-On, but I have recently opened up and looked inside a couple of different Lite-On and Sony drives, and it was interesting to me what I found inside.
On the LTR-48125W drive it has two small PCB’s, instead of one large PCB like in the LTR-24102B model. One of the two PCB’s has the 32 speed burnerâ€™s part number on it, LTR-32125W. The other one had the 40 speed burnerâ€™s part number on it, LTR-40125W… It’s no wonder after seeing the inside why the 32X and 40X burners OC to a 48X so well, as far as I can tell they are exactly the same parts inside the units from the 32X to the 48X model Lite-Onâ€™s, at least pretty close it would seem on the â€œWâ€ series.
I also opened up a Sony CRX175A1, and they are definitely a Lite-On as rumored by many. The PCB in a Sony CRX175A1 says LTR-24102B right on it. The Sony CRX175E though appears to be an actual Sony as far as I can determine from the insides, the PCB inside says Sony on it, so I assume it must be one actually made by Sony. I flashed the Sony CRX175A1 to the Lite-On LTR-24102B firmware, it has worked flawlessly ever since.
Anyway, I am sure some of you already new all that, but maybe some of you would find it interesting.