Sorry for very late answer - very busy on my job so I even barely have time to sleep.
Ibex, since BD-5300S is iHBS112 clone, I've left "clones" cell empty for this drive - Sony BWU-500S is listed in my LiteOn table with other clones of iHBS112.
About 5280/7280/7283 - notice that I've listed TWO different pickups in "OPU" cell for these drives - SF-DS1XD (1st gen) and SF-DS1X1 (2nd gen). AD-x28x drives with different pickups have different boards as well and the pickups are NOT interchangeable in this case (trying this will burn (literally) the flat cable connecting OPU to mainboard). Probably I should note it somewhere in the table...
Also I've listed two different OPU models for AD-x20x drives and in this case boards for different pickups are different as well. For AD-x17x - boards are same, different pickups are interchangeable (and SF-DS17S is much reliable than SF-DS10HG and burns with much better quality, especially at 18x speed).
As for -CB PLUS & ROBOT versions of the AD-5280S - these are special versions of the drives with slightly modified tray (if I've understood correctly) but the hardware (board and OPU) should be same as in 1st or 2nd generation AD-5280S - please correct me if it's a wrong information.
czary2mary, thank you very much for new information - added it to the table. Except of Memorex clones - if somebody will help me to make the full list of Memorex internal DVD drives I will really appreciate for this
Albert, please update the first post with attached table.
- Removed that wicked Teac DV-W5600S clone (?) from the table
- Added ND-3650A and ND-4650A drives
- Added Mad Dog and TDK clones
- Added new OPU info from czary2mary about ND-3530A and ND-1100A/1300A - thank you very much!
The table is almost completed - need to find the info about ND-3650A / ND-4650A drives and to add more info about HR-1100A (found in Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD player) and BR-5100S / Sony BDU-X10S BD-ROM drive.
[obsolete table removed]