Hi guys…I have a question regarding TDK and their VeloCD 321040.
First of all, I’m about 99% certain that this drive is a rebadged Lite-On. The drive I have has a 2meg buffer and the front is exactly like the Lite-On 321240 reviewed over at cdrinfo.com.
The firmware is X7S2 which is even similiar to the naming convention used by Lite-On and their firmwares, but it’s obviously not a Lite-On firmware.
From what I read on cdrinfo, the TDK Cyclone 321040 (for the European market) is a Sanyo drive. I’ve also read that some of the VeloCD’s are Sayno’s, but I have confirmation that this one is NOT a Sanyo (as the front doesn’t match their 32x series drives).
OK, so here’s my question. Obviously TDK has shit for support. I’d be heavily surprised if they decide to update their firmware for this drive as it would require them to tinker with it. The BIOS string is different (it reads as a TDK drive) and that’s the problem - Lite-On flashers refuse to flash onto the drive.
Anyone know how I can get around this?