Lite-On iHOS104 firmware change question

vbimport

#1

Is it possible to change a section in the firmware of this drive to “trick” the computer into thinking that this drive writes dvd’s? I don’t need it to actually write dvd’s or anything. I need it for a blu-ray ripper on my mac (Mac only allows direct access to drives by programs if the drive has burning capabilites).
So is it possible? or is the capabilites of the drive written to a no-write zone?

I know I can rip BD’s in windows, I would just prefer to use my mac, although it is a dual boot , so I could edit the firmware in windows and all.


#2

No…you also would need hardware for that. You;d probably end up hosing the drive. Just buy a dvd burner.