Im wondering if there is a comprehensive list anywhere which clarifies which drives use the same chipset which one could use to distinguish drives which are rebadged?
for example, i have a LG 4163, a pioneer 105, pioneer 109. Id like to know which other manufacturers use the same internals as these drives among others. I have several disks from asia which refuse to be recognized by any of those drives. Id be interested to buy a different drive based on a different chipset to try, since it would be unsuccessful for me to buy a drive like BenQ or NEC or Liteon if these used the same internals as the drives i already have.
I have searched but could only find fragments of related info. eg a Plextor 740 is the same as a BenQ 1640 etc.
Any help highly appreciated.