6. DAE Tests
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. Writing Quality Tests - 3T Jitter Tests
10. Writing Quality Tests - C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. Media Support list - +R/+RW/+R9 (DL) media
13. Media Support list - -R/-RW
14. Media Support list - CD-R/CD-RW
15. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 1
16. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 2
17. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 3
18. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 4
19. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 5
20. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 6
21. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 7
22. DVD+R DL - Page 1
23. DVD+R DL - Page 2
24. BookType Setting
26. Firmware Versions
27. Firmware Hacks - Page 1
28. Firmware Hacks - Page 2
29. Firmware Hacks - Page 3
NEC ND-3500A Recorder - Page 6
- Pressed and CDR AudioCD results
The ND-3500A supports up to 13-32X CAV DAE speed. The following results were reported when using Exact Audio Copy.
The NEC ND-3500A was slower with both Pressed CD and CDR media. The Memorex 16X recorder supports up to 48X CAV DAE speed, the highest speed available.
The NEC ND-3500A drive can report C2 errors, but caching is not supported.
- Advanced DAE Quality
The NEC-ND3500A achieved a score of 95.3, which is a good score (but not perfect, and lower than the TDK 1616N). Very good recorders can achieve a perfect quality score of 100. At the same time, ND-3500A was the slowest drive in the comparison matrix. The ND-3500A cannot read Leadin data or Leadout data, but it can read CD Text and Subchannel data. The reported average speed was 24.17X.
- Ripping 90mins AudioCDs
The drive can read/rip flawlessly 90min Audio CDs at an average speed of 23.17X, starting the reading process at 15.38X and reaching a maximum speed of 32.97X. Reading speed dropped to around 5X near the end of the reading process, from the 77th min to the end but the drive read the disc without errors.
- Ripping 99mins AudioCDs
The 99min Audio CD we used for this test was not recognized correctly by the NEC ND-3500A. The time length was wrong and the reading process could not start, giving the following error message.
It should be noted that 99min Audio CDs were a problem with all NEC based drives.