if this is old news, sorry, but it’s new to me!
ok guys, I was curious today so I took the ltr-48125w out of my system at work. also took my ltr-40125S and took them both apart. what i found was very suprising, and encouraging!
first the ltr-40125s’ story, I took it apart, look at the board, saw the expected mediatek chipset and thought nothing of it. the pcb board that the chipset is on was even labeled ltr-40125s as expected. the front board however was slightly strange, the board with the volume knob and eject button was labeled ltr-32123s. strange…but makes sense since that board should rarely need updating.
now for the reason for this post, the internals of the 48125w drive. took it apart, and the volume/eject button knob were the same, the 32123s part. again, not too suprising. the main board however held a pleasent suprise… same media tek chipset, same model number mediatek chipset stamped on the chips, different lot/serial numbers though, again as expected. boards look the same, and the real suprise is that it is labeled as a ltr-40125W/40125s/32125W/32125s
all 4 numbers, one of which we’ve never seen a physical drive based on, the 32125s drive.(not to be confused with 32123s)
so liteon is guilty of overclocking their own parts.