Recently there are two hot rumours on CDR overclocking:
1. Convert AOpen CRW1632 to AOpen CRW2040
2. Convert Samsung SW-212 to Samsung SW-216
John has actually posted a review on the first one. At the time of posting, the firmware of AOpen CRW2040 has not been released yet. Now that the firmware 1.01 for CRW2040 is released, I wonder if anyone will be willing to try the new firmware to see if it works.
For the second one, I've chatted with the author who posted at various forums about this good news. I doubt whether the conversion is possible because I know the Samsung SW-212 has 8 MEGS of cache while the SW-216 has only 2 MEGS, and it follows that these two drives are structurally different. But the author told me that he bought his drive recently and it has only 2 MEGS of buffer! So watch out when buying this Samsung drive to make sure you get the one with less cache. For those who have already bought the 8 MEG-version--sorry, but it's the way it goes.