emperor -> NEC 3520A and OEM official firmware overview! (12/21/2004 1:48:39 PM)
At this thread you can find NEC ND-3520A firmware binaries and related information.
1) Posting questions/commends about CD/DVD media, write errors, software problems, etc will be deleted without any notice!
2) Before use any of the attached binaries, please BACKUP your current firmware and compare it with the posted below files. If you have something different please let us know!
3) Any use of the attached binaries is done AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Q: What is NEC 3520A?
A: NEC enters the high DVD re-writable race with 3520A, since supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW among with DVD-R DL writing features
Q: Can I transform my 3500A to a 3520A?
A: Definatly not, the 3520A uses different hardware than 3500A, don't try it!
Q: What are the main differences between 3500A and 3520A?
A: First of all, the two drives have different hardware and different specs:
NEC 3500A: 4X DVD+RW, 4X DVD-RW
NEC 3520A: 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW
NEC 3500A: No DVD-R DL
NEC 3520A: 2X/4X DVD-R DL (Expected to come with firmware upgrade around March of 2005)
Q: Where can I find region free firmware for my 3520A drive?
A: Please visit TDB
Q: Will I loose my warranty if I decide to use any of the hosted firmwares?
A: As long as the drive's ID remain the same (ND-3520A), there isn't any problem with your warranty. If you mislfash, or after the flash, your drive is not working propearly or at all, then you have problem, since even with the NEC's official updaters, such problems are not covered from warranty, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Q: I have RitekG05 (or any other media) and I would like to know how i can burn them at 8X, which firmware will do the job?
A: Usually NEC is very strict supporting Ritek or many other media at the maximum available recording speed (at our case 16X), so its suggested to use NEC Dump and see if the media you want to use (or buy) is supported at the desired (16X) speed. There are several modified firmware for the 3520A users, but are not suggested to use, unless from experienced users.
Q: Hey just found you looking around google, and my drive has different firmware revision or unknown firmware, what should I do?
A: First of all welcome aboard! Please use Binflash and extract/backup your firmware before using any other firmware. Compare your firmware with NEC Dump and if something is differnet (newer/older), sent us a private message....
Q: Hey!!! I had posted a question and cannot find it, why you deleted it?
Q: With which utilities can I flash/extract the firmware from my NEC ND-3520A (and OEM) drives?
A: BinFlash supports 3520 flash/extract functions, it can be used to use any of the following firmware binaries!
Q: Where can I find NECDump?
A: Please visit this page and check at the bottom (signature)!