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 - C1 / C2 Error Measurements
10. Writing Quality Tests - Clover System Tests
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. Media Support list - -R/-RW/-R9 (DL) media
13. Media Support list - +R/+RW/+R9 (DL) media
14. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 1
15. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 2
16. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 3
17. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 4
18. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 5
19. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 6
20. CDSpeed/PlexTools Scans - Page 7
21. Writing Quality Tests - Almedio AEC-1000
22. DVD+R DL - Page 1
23. DVD+R DL - Page 2
24. BookType Setting
- Pressed and CDR Audio CD results
The ND-3530A supports up to 40X CAV DAE speed. The following results were reported when using Exact Audio Copy software.
The Plextor PX-716A supports up to 40X DAE speed, but it seems that it reaches its maximum reading speed earlier than the NEC model. This is why it is the fastest reader in this comparison chart. However, for 40X DAE speed, the NEC performed quite well.
The NEC ND-3530A drive can report C2 errors, but caching is not supported, just like most NEC based drives.
- Advanced DAE Quality
In this test, the Pioneer DVR-109 was the slowest burner, and the ND-3530A almost reached the speed of the PX-716A. The quality score for the NEC was not 100, but again, considering the quality score from other NEC burners, this is a big improvement.
The ND-3530A cannot read Leadin data or Leadout data, but it can read CD Text and Subchannel data. The reported average speed was 29.21X. Although it is not the fastest reader, performance has increased from former NEC burners, such as the ND-3520A and ND-3500A models.
- Ripping 90mins Audio CDs
Although reading speed was reduced near the 67 min mark, the disc was successfully read, reporting 24.77X average reading speed while reaching a maximum speed of 37X.
- Ripping 99mins Audio CDs
With 99min Audio CDs, the burner could not even start the reading process, giving the following error message.
It should be noted that 99min Audio CDs have been a problem with all NEC based drives.