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Best Media For Use Win NEC 3550?

Postby whitedavidp on Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:30 pm

Hello. I am new to all this so I am posting here first. But I suspect it belongs better in another forum. This is my second attempt to post this but the first one did not show up. Hope this does better... Thanks in advance.

I just ordered an NEC 3550 from Newegg. I could not find an on-point review of this model, only the 3450. But those reviews were quite good and I am hoping that the 3550 is just an improved model that does not introduce any new issues. Please let me know if you have found this NOT to be the case.

With the drive on its way, I need to consider media. I plan to use this drive almost exclusively for archival storage of computer records, no movies, music, etc. I can be happy, at least now, without DL media. My concerns are quality, accuracy, stability, of the archival data while stored in a safe deposit vault in the bank.

I have read the reviews on the 3450 and find the media tests pretty technical for a newbie. It seems to me, however, that they point to somewhat better results with +R than with -R. Am I reading this correctly?

At any rate, does anyone have recommendations on the specific brands/types that I should avoid or pursue?

Cheers.
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Postby Ian on Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:10 pm

If its anything like the 4550A, don't use TY 8x DVD-R.
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