Sony DRU700A / DRU710A

Does anyone know if these 2 drives are using the same internal parts. I ask, because the 710A is a 16x +R burner. So I am hoping that all is needed is a firmware patch like all the others. It sure would be great to burn at 16x. If anyone can provide any information it would be greatly appreciated.

The DRU-710A will surely be based on Liteon’s SOHW-1633S drive and thus the 700A will not be upgradable using 710A firmware.

Well that is very sad news indeed. Thank you for the information. Guess I will be shelling out more money in the near future.