NEC is SONY on Power Mac

— Start of identification —
SONY - DVD RW DW-D150A
_NEC - DVD_RW ND-4570A
4B3437304B343730302E303300000000810000000000000000000000A0
— End of identification —

Power Mac with OS X 10.4.8
$ ./necflash -version
Binflash - NEC version - © by Herrie and Liggy
Visit http://binflash.cdfreaks.com - http://www.herrie.org

Binflash version v1.35
Drive interface v1.34
NEC interface v1.35
NEC internal v1.35

This is the optical drive shipped with new Intel Power Macs. Sony seem to have repackaged the burner, MINUS some of its capabilities (ones that aren’t supported by to OS’s native burning software – DVD-RAM for instance). Apparently necflash will restore these capabilities, but then you’ll need Toast (or other 3rd party software) to burn stuff. I haven’t tried the flash yet – I’ll keep you posted.

No surprise because they both have joined into OPTIARC.

Since it’s a 4570 OEM drive, Binflash should already support dumping the firmware. It would be nice if you upload this firmware to me. Thanks!

It’s done. I called it “oldfirm.bin”

Got it. Will check everything tomorrow.