Thanks for the post, the site looks very interesting.
Any reader of this thread will need to consider how current your site is, at least in the case of CDD3610 - it is not current. 5 Years ago, Philips link posted newer firmware for CDD3610 - I downloaded v3.09 firmware; my Philips CDD3160 drive is running v3.09, I verified the version several ways.
CDD3610: IDE3.09 3.09.cvt 22/12/1998
1. PHILIPS CDD3610 CD-R/RW
Before I flashed v3.09 into the drive, I had been using v3.08. I know that those are definitely 2 different versions, because v3.09 improved the drive performance when I changed from v3.08
From your link, jan 70, I see CDD3610 is listed with older version v3.08 (as of right now, and I've never been to the site - I am not caching an older version of the page).
Sun Oct 06, 2002 4:00 pm Philips CDD-3610
PHILIPS CDD-3610 v3.04, v3.08
Edited by: Hijacker Last update: Sun Oct 06, 2002 4:00 pm
I would encourage anyone to consider the Philips link first, when looking for fimware for older Philips drives.