‘Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) stopped making CD, DVD and Blu-ray burners’

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Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) has stopped making CD, DVD and Blu-ray computer drives since mid-April this year, leaving only Lite-on and LG-Hitachi as the only optical disk drive manufacturers

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#2

Interesting. I wonder who is manufacturing the Pioneer Blu-ray drives? They are still pretty good quality, along with the LG BD drives.


#3

In other news, I have an optical drive on the verge of dieing. Good thing there’s less competition for replacement drive, since otherwise I’d have a good chance of getting a half-decent deal on a replacement. May the CDFreaks weep for the loss of said competition.


#4

My two CD burners were made by HP and TDK. Â My next two burners (DVD) were made by Benq (1620, 1655), and since I’ve gone to Blu-ray I’ve used LG (BH10LS30, WH16NS40). Â And as for the ASUS drives, from what I’ve seen of them here in the GREAT WHITE NORTH, they’re rebranded LG drives.


#5

[QUOTE=Witchdoctor6969;2775366] And as for the ASUS drives, from what I’ve seen of them here in the GREAT WHITE NORTH, they’re rebranded LG drives.[/QUOTE]

Recent asus dvd drive models are actually LiteOn iHAS124 F rebadges. (Though current Asus bluray drive models appear to be LG rebadges).

In particular, the ASUS DRW-24F1ST c models with a -U22, -U29, or -29 suffix with manufacturing dates from August 2015 to February 2016. (They all have a “Factory ID: B” which appears to be LiteOn).

I’ve done a lot of crossflashing on my Asus DRW-24F1ST c with -U22 suffix and September 2015 manufacturing date, with firmwares originally for LiteOn iHAS124 F and other rebadges (ie. Plextor PX-891SAF).