Lite-on SHM_165P6S or Freecom 16J8?

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On SHM-165P6S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I recently bought this second hand drive as a back-up. It works well, but it was described as a Lite-on SHM-165P6S and the label on the bottom describes it as such. However, Device Manager and Nero both identify it as a Freecom +/-RW16J8.

Are they the same thing? The firmware is shown as MSR1, and I wanted to check that the latest version was installed.

Thanks for your help.

It is probably an OEM SHM-165P6S.

[unsolicited advice] If it works fine, I wouldn’t bother trying to install any newer firmware. [end unsolicited advice] That is the latest Freecom firmware, but I do not know how new it is in comparison to LiteOn’s retail firmware.

You can always try crossflashing to a retail 165P6S firmware if you want.

Albert - a belated thank you for your help.

It has now been successfully crossflashed with the latest retail firmware.

Thanks again.