Another great crossflash. The /96 works as dw1650 very smoothly.
Burnt a test disc to 4615mb and it reads/verifies every byte.
In fact this drive seems quieter than my real dw1650, it's a December 2006 model.
Maybe the myth is true that black trays have less noise than the beige ones.
I am not sure where I got this firmware though, it's BCIC with RPC1 which is from the Dangerous Brothers but it's also speedpatched which they do not seem to list on their site. Hmm. Well it works great.
Ah okay the speedpatch copy is from using media-code-speed-edit utility, not sure what speeds I bumped.