NEC ND-3530A DVD Writer

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NEC ND-3530A


OEM:
NEC
Chipset:NEC
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
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$60 9.0/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Burn Master 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Dr. Byte 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (FUJIFILM03..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 JVC 8xDVD+R (WFKA11..211) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 8xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR8) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (SONY....D11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Had been using the 3530A drive in my Dell Dimension 4700 for 2 years before realizing I wasn't getting full performance from it's wimpy 104C firmware. Loaded the NEC 3.01 firmware and it's really delivering now. Why does Dell do this to customers ???


Comments posted by Dave from United States, July 08, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Hi, this drive is still rockin'
To change the firmware from the DELL 103C or 104C series you must use a modified firmware first like you will find in the links listed in a previous review right here. Once you upgrade the firmware to the modified firmware of NEC version 301, you can either leave it alone or flash it to the regular NEC firmware version 301. I have been burning alot of discs and no problems at all as of yet.


Comments posted by timetripper from United States, March 01, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





hi
just want to know where you got the firmware from, nec is a no go for the 3530 support, i have 103c firmware at the moment which came with the drive


Comments posted by paulmartin from Australia, February 20, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This device is now a +/-R DL burner with the NEC firmware update 3.01

I have had this drive for about 3 or 4 weeks now. It came from DELL as a replacement unit. I immediately upgraded the firmware to DELL 104C and started to burn. At first I got very poor results and a few coasters. I did a Google search and found that there was a much better firmware from NEC and some others. I upgraded to firmware NEC 3.01 and low and behold I now have -R DL disc burning. I am using various DVD media brands and all seem to be burning at thier recommended burning speeds. I have both generic labels and major brands and all work great.

If you upgrade the firmware to the NEC version, this unit is spectacular in performance. It keeps up with my Pioneer 110 in dual simultaneous burning.


Comments posted by timetripper from United States, February 16, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





This drive came with my Packard bell amd64 3400+ from pc world having had a samsung writer before was not expecting an nec to be much better but by god i cant find one thing to fault this drive on so far have written over 100 discs and not had this beast make 1 coaster which is more than can be said for my samsung DL drive.
Top marks for this drive


Comments posted by Jon Bennett from United Kingdom, August 19, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This is another crazy drive, burns media faster then what the disc says on it, No upgrading the firmware for that right out the box for that. 8x burned at 12x no problems.
burned about 70 discs so far no problems. great drive 100% no down falls. you can get this drive for about $55 OEM
Flash the drive to the newest firmware found at these two web sites.
http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/index.html
http://tdb.rpc1.org/#ND3530A

RIP LOCK + BITSETTINGS + REGION FREE
THIS DRIVE KICKS A$$

GET THIS DRIVE


Comments posted by p0tsm0ke from United States, June 20, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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