Is there any purpose of using the subject utility available at http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/driveconv/ to change the internal drive ID of my Mad Dog MD-16X3DVD9-8X drive to an NEC ND-4550A drive before I flash with an NEC firmware, or is this ONLY to allow -R support, which I already have?
If I just burn an NEC firmware (either stock .bin or modified), will the drive appear to be a true NEC to my Windows XP computer?
If it is useful to change the internal ID to ND-4550A, can it be changed back to the Mad Dog ID?
I’m new to the newer NEC drives, and I’m researching the steps I need to perform before firmware flashing. I’ve already backed up my existing FW.