Bein that this was for a work computer, my coworker who helps me manage the hardware here installed this drive on my brand new Dell Precision 390.
I had totally forgot to check the drive for the model # to make sure if it was an 810A (benq 1640) or 810A-R (1650)
so I opened up the computer and pulled the drive and on the bottom of the drive there was the main big sticker. The only two things that indicated anything significant was the model#: 810A and the manufacture date October 2005.
The other thing is that funky design on the top of the drive was a semi-clear plastic/rubber material.
I checked on sony’s site and they have now the 1.0 D generation of firmware for the 810A model, the drive came with A loaded with 1.0 A.
Sony had no firmware for the 810A-R.
I guess I will have to take the chance and flash this, I think I will gamble on 1640 even though besides the visible/physical evidence it seems kind of unlikely it is a 1640.
Actually if you think about it the SONY 810A 1.0D firmware shouldnt beable to flash the 810A-R drive,