Who really makes the HP 9500i?

vbimport

#1

The device manager shows “HP CD-Writer+ 9500”

And some googling suggests that it may be a Sony CRX160e but when looking at the Sony, the holes, leds and buttons don’t seem to line up.
http://www.kuroutoshikou.com/products/drive/crx160e.jpg

Here is a picture of the drive in question. (All the small details match the drive here)

http://www.thepc.info/images/hp_cd-writer_9500i-big.jpg


#2

That has a rather “Philips” look to it - there was a site that dissected their multiple rebrands, but I can’t find it now.


#3

This is funny. I pulled the drive out of the PC and looked on the label and there it is clear as day
HP C4502
CRX160E

I guess I didn’t expect them to be so open about it.


#4

http://sony.storagesupport.com/cdrw/firmware.htm

No luck on updated firmware though. I checked CDFREAKS and Sony.