This might be of interest http://www.roundsparrow.com/Comp/Iomega1/
Read VERY VERY carefully, and use at your own risk!
The other possibility, they've "done the dirty" and are shipping an alternative mechanism with the same id - the CD-R software engineers REALLY hate that, as it makes things VERY awkward ... bad enough if they just con the customer by swapping to a lesser mechanism... even if it id's differently.
Look at their pictures of other drives and compare - the presence of a "TLA nnnn" code seems to be pretty conclusive ... Plextors HAVE TLA codes, others don't!
Edited by - Matthew on 04/06/2002 08:31:21