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NEC ND-3520A - 4x DVD-R DL, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW

Postby Ian on Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:06 am

Thanks to CD Freaks for finding this. Here's some info on the drive. It's in PDF format.

Pictures:

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/form ... or_pdf=pdf

Manual (with specs):

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/form ... or_pdf=pdf
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:14 am

Some of the specs. Aside from the faster +RW and -RW speeds, its very similar to the ND-3500A

Write
DVD+R: 16x, 13x (CAV), 12x, 8x, 6x (Z-CLV), 4x, 2.4x (CLV)
DVD+RW: 8x (Z-CLV), 4x, 2.4x (CLV)
DVD-R: 16x, 13x (CAV), 12x, 8x, 6x (Z-CLV), 4x, 2x (CLV)
DVD-RW: 6x (Z-CLV), 4x, 2x, 1x (CLV)
DVD+R DL: 4x, 2.4x (CLV)
DVD-R DL: 4x, 2x (CLV)
CD: 48x, 40x (CAV/Z-CLV), 32x, 24x (P-CAV/Z-CLV), 16x, 8x (CLV)
CD Rewrite: 24x (Z-CLV), 16x, 10x, 4x (CLV)

Read
DVD-ROM Single Layer: 16x Max
DVD-ROM Dual Layer: 7x Max
DVD±R: 16x Max
DVD±RW: 8x Max
DVD-Video: 5x Max
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Postby crea78 on Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:48 am

Thx for the info Ian. Any idea when this new drive will be available?
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Postby ItalianJob on Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:52 pm

It seems that 3520 will not use same chips than NEC 3500...

NEC 3500 @ 3520 may be impossible...
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Postby Gen-An on Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:55 pm

NEC sure does love Z-CLV doesn't it? Ugh. At least they could get rid of the 4x zone on 6x and 8x burns...
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Postby The Belgain on Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:08 pm

Seems like a nice upgrade on the 3500. I really find it hard to care very much about a minute or so difference in speed between 16x CAV and 16x Z-CLV for writes, but am much more bothered about getting to finally use DL.

Is there any indication as to when DVD-DL media will be coming out, and whether it's going to be as scarce/expensive as DVD+DL? Unless DVD-DL becomes cheaper than DVD+DL soon, I'll be sticking with my trust old 2510 until we have 6x or 8x DL drives (or ideally until Bluray...).
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Postby Silentbob343 on Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:19 am

ahhh.... a bit closer to my final DVD writer.
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Postby shimman on Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:05 am

8x + dl 1qt 2005

i bet nec did not change the chipset, it would be too costly for them to change it unless this is an intrim burner with beta like circuit & firmware for next gen (8x dl), but i doubt that.

though it looks different on the top part; it could be the result of improved spindle mechanism or redesigned circuit to improve heat exchange.

it is likely that 3500->3520 can be done with minor problems
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Postby jsl on Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:56 am

shimman wrote:i bet nec did not change the chipset

If you don't want to lose money on that bet I suggest you check the block diagram at FCC first...
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