No Multi-logo on my iHAS124 F from 2016, but my iHAS124 E from 2014 has it.
In my experience all drives from last decade with Multi-Logo have DVD-RAM-support. My x24F-series have only these Logos:
Then I guess my iHAS124 F does not have DVD-RAM support.
I wonder if it is possible to cross-flash this drive.
Could be hard. It could be that some QSI-Pioneers and LGs have the same chipset but different OPUs etc. .
I rarely use DVD-RAM and have enough drives which support it, so I can live with it
I don’t mean cross-flash to have DVD-RAM support, but for better firmware. I was thinking specifically about Plextor. Previously it was possible to cross-flash an iHAS124 C to a PX-891SA. I wonder if it is the same with an iHAS124 F to a newer Plextor.
Not sure whether Vinpowers Rebadges really have other writing-strategies
Maybe not but I think they have better support.
Remember this ?
If Vinpower don´t modify the write-strategies, which support do you mean?
Looks like a similar problem, same write strategy for MCC 004 with Piodata? But at least with Vinpower you have someone that speaks proper English to complain!
I know Vinpower have some other features like 8x for some CD-R-media, 4x for some 16x DVD-media and something for robotic-autoloader.
I can try to contact em and show my Piodata-scan, maybe they show some reaction
I tried crossflashing my iHAS124 F drives to various unofficial dumps of Vinpower Plextor PX-891SAF firmwares. (The iHAS124 F originally had factory default firmwares of CL07 and CL98).
It is certainly doable. I don’t know if there’s much benefit in doing so.
I tried crossflashing my iHAS124 F drive with factory default firmware CL06, to the CL98 firmware.
It is doable.
(I haven’t tried the vice-versa arrangement).
Do you remember what is the most recent firmware for Plextor PX-891SAF? And you did not cross-flash back to LiteOn from Plextor?
I don’t know offhand. Our friends at cdrinfopl might know.
I don’t have any real Plextor PX-891SAF drives.
I mean did you cross-flash the iHAS124 F back to LiteOn after you tried the Plextor firmware?
Yes. Back to their original firmwares.
Lets hope Vinpower is the real deal and they have a full time firmware employee person who knows all the technicalities of programming firmware.
Culling through some threads, these are the Plextor PX-891SAF firmwares which show up.
1.V9 - 2016/07/06
1.V6 - 2016/02/26
1.00 - 2015/01/26
On vinpower’s web site, the most current Plextor firmware is 1.JF which was officially released on January 21, 2019.
That’s a very recent firmware. Maybe it’s worth cross-flashing just for that.