Hi all thanks for all the help again, I just bought my 1st DVD burner! NEC 3500AG (C$105 + 14.5% or US$94). It came as v2.16 so I promptly flashed it to v2.08.
Getting it to work via 1394 was a bitch tho
. Did dozens of power on/off & plug/unplug 1394 cable. XP only detected the device about 10% of the time.
If anyone is in the same boat, the fix is to flash the Oxford 911 chipset firmware to Jul03 v3.8, and also must apply some tweaks. I bought the 2 enclosures last week but they came with Jan03 v3.7 firmware. I also applied an XP 1394 patch which I think made it worse. My 1394 HD Tach avg read dropped from 32MB/s to 28MB/s. BTW USB2 measured 26.5MB/s for these enclosures.
Paid C$60 + 14.5% or US$54 for 50 TYG02 at NCIX. Hope these are real.
I also have some old Maxell MXL RG02 lying around. Once I figure out how to burn DVDs I'll know how the 3500 performs via an enclosure.