Hey guys...what is the best firmware for the 3500A at the moment??? 2C8SE??? 2.18SE??? Liggys 2.18SE???
You can also use 2.28 (IODATA) with bitsetting (DVD+R and DVD+R DL) and with good speed hacks ;)
Here : http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=116875
Or if you want to use a steady and tested version ( based on Liggy's 2.18 OR based on IODATA drive 2.28 ) : http://freeweb.siol.net/tvajng/Quikee_FW.html
BTW the results are quite good, for example the Ritek DL media has 4x strat from Mad Dog 2FA, and it works very well. Also using Ritek G04 DVD-R (Ritek Branded) burned at 12x ( 6.30 min) with excelent results (avg PI of 11) ;)
PS: All credits to Quikee ( Great Job is doing for Nec comunity )