I realized that this was a rebranded drive AFTER I purchased it. I believe it is the LiteOn SOHW-1673S.
I can't get it to burn faster than 1/2x. I got Verbatim 8x DVD-R media. I decided to try and upgrade the firmware. I downloaded the file for this device from liteon. The executable is called JS07.EXE. When trying to run this, it says I do not have a LiteOn drive, and displays my Yamaha and the rebranded Sony. Is there a way to force this exe to work?
I tried getting a programed called 'litefirm.exe' to extract the .bin out of the exe file. This did not work either, saying there was no liteon firmware in the executable.
Please help me.