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New NEC ND-3550A and ND-4550A Firmware

Postby Ian on Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:41 am

Just in case some of you still have NEC drives...

ND-3550A v1.07 - http://support.necam.com/optical/downlo ... A_v107.exe
ND-4550A v1.09 - http://support.necam.com/optical/downlo ... A_v109.exe
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:43 am

A few more that were released last week..

AD-7173A v1.02 - http://www.de.nec.de/software/2553_AD-7173A_FW102.zip
AD-7170 v1.03 - http://www.de.nec.de/software/2552_AD-7170A_FW103.zip
AD-5170 v1.22 - http://www.de.nec.de/software/2551_AD-5170_FW112.zip

Change log:

1. Countermeasure of low recording speed is set by Windows Vista when mastered recording mode is selected.
2. Compatibility of Double Layer media improved.
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Postby TCAS on Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:20 pm

What about for NEC 4551?.
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Re: New NEC ND-3550A and ND-4550A Firmware

Postby TheWizard on Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:33 am

Ian wrote:Just in case some of you still have NEC drives...


Doh, was that a slight against NEC drive owners? :) I still have an ND-3550A and I like it, very reliable. I'll check out this new firmware and see what kind of results I get.
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:51 am

Not at all. They just don't seem to be very popular these days.
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:52 pm

I miss voting for the ND-3550A in the DVD Writer Poll. :)
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Postby Scour on Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:56 pm

I don´t think the 3550 is very popular. Most ppl who want a NEC take a 7170 or 7173
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Postby Dartman on Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:13 pm

I got rid of my 4550/4551 after all the controversy and bad firmwares were posted for it. When things like that happen it kinda takes the fun outa it. I doubt I'll get another NEC, though my 3500 and especially my 2500 should be gold plated.
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:03 pm

Dartman wrote:...though my 3500 and especially my 2500 should be gold plated.

=D> I agree! The 2500 and 3500 are still legendary in my book for their exemplary burning quality skills! Time to Gold spray paint the front bezel?
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Postby Dartman on Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:23 am

Thats not a bad idea, I know a bunch of optical geeks agree, in fact I think you got one after I posted some scans from the 2500 I have :wink: I gave the 3500 to a coworker that was leaving to get married, but I still have that 2500.
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:46 pm

Dartman wrote:Thats not a bad idea, I know a bunch of optical geeks agree, in fact I think you got one after I posted some scans from the 2500 I have :wink: I gave the 3500 to a coworker that was leaving to get married, but I still have that 2500.

Yeah, I did get my 2500 after you. Partly based on your recommendation. :wink:

I think my old 2500 might be at my uncles' house. I might have to go rescue it from him! :lol:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:51 pm

I gave my NEC 2500 to a friend, but I bought one brand new in the form of a Verbatim External DVD Writer a little while ago for $19 CAD. Not bad for a brand new NEC 2500 in a USB 2.0/Firewire external enclosure :D
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Postby Dartman on Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:58 pm

If you don,t care about speed that drive was one of the best I ever used for burning any crap media at 8x with great results, then Herrie added the DL functions so I did one of the first DL burns with mine, disks still work. Paying 30 bucks for 1 verbatim 2.4 with a bunch of 8x regular disk wasn't so fun though :o They called it the DL solution kit.
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:13 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I gave my NEC 2500 to a friend, but I bought one brand new in the form of a Verbatim External DVD Writer a little while ago for $19 CAD. Not bad for a brand new NEC 2500 in a USB 2.0/Firewire external enclosure :D

AWESOME! I thought those were all NEC 1300's??? I would have bought a few if I knew they were 2500's.

Dartman wrote:Paying 30 bucks for 1 verbatim 2.4 with a bunch of 8x regular disk wasn't so fun though :o They called it the DL solution kit.

LOL! I remember that "Double Layer solution kit", the first recordable DL product on the market. What a ripoff.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:06 pm

Wesociety wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:I gave my NEC 2500 to a friend, but I bought one brand new in the form of a Verbatim External DVD Writer a little while ago for $19 CAD. Not bad for a brand new NEC 2500 in a USB 2.0/Firewire external enclosure :D

AWESOME! I thought those were all NEC 1300's??? I would have bought a few if I knew they were 2500's.

Dartman wrote:Paying 30 bucks for 1 verbatim 2.4 with a bunch of 8x regular disk wasn't so fun though :o They called it the DL solution kit.

LOL! I remember that "Double Layer solution kit", the first recordable DL product on the market. What a ripoff.


Oops, you're right it's a 1300a. Too many drives :P
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