Actually, I had this idea since year 2010 when I got my dying (now dead) SCPH-20400 unit for my original SCPH-10000 unit.
Originally Posted by RandQalan
l_oliveira suggested that I opened it to get it sorted out with my PC and SCPH-39006 console, which I did in the end because it really wasn't working right. D: -_-"
I had this project in the works for a really long time, and it originally had more features than just these. Originally, it even allowed the user to manipulate the password/locking/binding feature of the Sony disk, as well as making dumps of and restoring an image to the disk... but all that got scrapped at the end. It was originally supposed to be controlled over the network too, but that didn't turn out to be as a simple solution.
Apparently, the binding/locking feature of those SCPH-20401 units wasn't even used by Sony, and so providing a facility for manipulating those controls isn't going to have much value.
SCPH-10000 S. MINOKAMO v1.01 (Defunct)
SCPH-10000 S. KISARAZU v1.00 (faulty)
SCPH-15000 S. KOHDA (With warranty seal!) :D
DESR-5100 S. EMCS