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NEC drives - extremely popular but no reviews/articles?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:22 pm
by hardware_failure
It seems that the new DVDR drives from NEC are among the highest rated with many users.

Am I blind or are there 0 reviews/articles for NEC drives on this site?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:37 pm
by Wesociety
NEC doesn't sell any retail drives in the US, so you need to look for a review on one of their rebadged drives.
Here's one for the NEC 2500A:
TDK Indi DVD 880N 8x DVD±RW (By Ian, 4-2-2004, 9/10)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:47 pm
by hardware_failure
Interesting.. thanks for the info. So are all/most TDK DVDR's rebadged NEC's?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:04 pm
by Wesociety
Yeah, alot of them are.
It's still a mix though.
For instance , the 12X TDK is actually a LiteOn.

The 16X TDK is an NEC 3500A.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:26 pm
by Ian
We have a review of the 3500A on the way. I've been holding back, waiting for some 16x capable -R media. It's not really worth reviewing the drive without testing ALL of its capabilities. Hopefully its media compatibility will be better with the 2.x9 firmware.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:30 pm
by hardware_failure
I just now stumbled on the 3500a thread - looks very promising! Thanks again for the info.