Well here is my brief report:-
=> I have a CRX 210E1 48x12x48x
=> using the "CRX 220E1" [ 52x24x52x ] Firmware I found here:-
=> I used MTKFLASH to up the Firmware to the 52x24x52x [6S02] model
=> all is well
=> Nero 184.108.40.206 recognises the 220E1 and records at 52x
=> InCD 3.51.61 recognises the 220E1 and works fine
=> XP recognises the 220E1 and works fine
The only "catch" is that this still must be a "hacked" liteon firmware because it makes the Sony drive work just like my friends 48x liteon ie:-
=> led goes red when burning
=> led flashs green during boot up and when loading a disc
Also, the "other" hacked 6S02 Liteon firmware from here:-
Also worked *exactly* as well / same - I just used the other firmware above, because this other firmware shows up the unit as a CRX 210E1, where as the firmware from the cdrinfo site is already hacked to show CRX 220E1 in the ID.
Because I have *always* used Sony drives, I have never come across the RED led & flasing green led of the liteon - man, I reckon that is really weird !?!? RED is a really BAD color choice as to me, red lights always incicate a "problem" - and also, why have the green light flashing on/off on boot up and normal use - again another "problematic" sympton .... surelky if Sony dont use RED and dont have the flashin green either, why cant LiteOn who apparently *make* these drives !?!?!
Still........hopefully we can get hold of the genuine Sony 220E1 Firmware soon to make the lights work just like a "real" Sony drive.