Hi, I have a Toshiba m115-s3094 with a :Z matSH1Ta UJ-841s :Z dvd-ram drive which is region locked and from what I can find online there is NO WAY to change this for this drive (no firmware exists…)
So I am looking at replacing this drive, and the best drive I have found (I think anyway) is a Pioneer DVR-K05… It is slot-loading which is nice but not necessary.
I am curious about the following: I have read that many slim-line dvd drives do not have any hardware way to choose master or slave and that this causes compatibility issues with certain laptops… I also read that some slim dvds have dip-switches to change master-slave… Can anyone tell me more about this issue? I am sick of the matcrapo drive and want to change it out!
Also, if you have any other suggestions as to drives, please let me know. Mine is 12.7mm, btw