I bought a consumer box labeled Digital Research Technology, DR-CDRW401248.
I opened the box and held a drive which is labeled I/O Magic DR-CDRW48.
I wanted a firmware upgrade, searched Digital Research Technology but did not find anything.
I emailed Digital Research Technology but they ignored my request. Sweet.
I researched Digital Research Technology drivers hoping to find links to firmware, Digital Research Technology website links sent me to I/O Magic site.
I/O Magic listed nothing for firmware, so I emailed I/O Magic.
2 emails later, I get Windows based firmware as an attachment… (vpw.exe).
I do not run Windows, I run Linux, I can’t use the file, but I have OpenDOS on hand, maybe I/O Magic has DOS tools?
I get one more reply from I/O Magic:
The firmware was provided to us, by the mfr., BenQ (Acer).
I’m still waiting for I/O Magic to reply telling me what BenQ model matches up to my I/O Magic drive, but after visiting BenQ http://www.benq.com/drivers/storage_drivers.html I see only one good match.
There you have it, folks.
One model number down 427 more models to go… (!!)
PS: in yesterdays email, I/O Magic attached a file called vpw.exe, today, on BenQs website (the BenQ URL above) lists vrw.exe for internal 4012 drives… in 24 hours, 2 revisions have taken place? Bah!