Yes, I did see those, and the firmware contest.
I’ve also read that the firmware floating around to date is a hex edited copy from the Memorex drive. 6s01 & 6s02 seem to be Memorex firmware altered to look like Lite On.
I imagine it’s still pretty close to the original anyway.
See this post where SteveM admits he edited the firmware (that was posted @ www.cdrlabs.com) and passed it around here at www.cdfreaks.com as being Lite On. To give him credit he deserves: He also says he addressed it here in the Lite On forum.
Here’s a quote:
“BTW both of the 6S01/6S02 FW @ the above site were modded by me from the Memorex FW released from this site a number of weeks ago (thanks guys). After passing copies to some people @ cdfreaks, they’ve appeared on this guy’s site, complete with the OEM Memorex tags that I left from the conversion. Both files are identical except revision numbers. It’s trivial to change the text strings…”
Either way, his technical skill is WAY beyond mine.
I can’t hex edit anything. I’m lucky if I can open a 24 case of beer one handed.