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Liteon, Asus or ???

Postby paps33 on Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:08 am

Was in my local Best Buy and happened to look at the Verbatim VBT522452As that were on sale this week. A while ago there was a post here where someone pointed out that you could tell if the drive inside was a Liteon or an Asus by looking at the serial number on the box. It was said that if the serial number was a 12-character, all numbers one thenit was a Liteon, whereas if the number was a 10-character, mixed numbers/letters one it was an Asus. Well, both these styles were on the shelf. But there were also boxes with serial numbers that were like 24-characters long. Anyone know which models these might be? Aopen?
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Postby David on Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:53 am

They could be Benq drives. On Verbatim's web site they do have the firmware for that drive but only for Benq.
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:08 pm

paps33,

I bought that Verbatim drive at Best Buy. Mine has a LiteOn label on the case.

David,

I've looked at Verbatim's site but haven't seen firmware for the 52x,24x,52x (internal). I would appreciate it if you could post a link.

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Postby David on Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:14 pm

Here's the link CowboySlim http://www.v-pgi.com/Downloads.htm
It apears on the web page they have a typo. The one posted posted on the verbatim site matches the 52x24x52 drive Benq firmware format k.(x)c where x is the old firmware version.
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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:30 pm

OK, Thanks, David,

I was looking at the Verbatim site earlier today checking for firmware but couldn't get to that screen. Actually, I see that you have to get an internal ID number. I'll check when I install it.

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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:45 pm

Actually, I just checked now to see what was available for the 52x24x52x. There are two items in the drop-down list box: a suffix L and a suffix U. There is nothing available for suffix L; however, for suffix U a file ASUS.............. can be downloaded. For this speed drive then, it appears that there are two sources, Asus and LiteOn.

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Postby David on Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:00 pm

Just chechked the serial number length on a Benq 52x24x52 drive they are 24 characters in length.
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Postby paps33 on Sun Jun 29, 2003 6:52 am

Thanks for the info David. Then that confirms it: Liteon= 12 character serial, Asus= 10 character, (and now) Benq= 24 characters.
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