June 5, 2020

It seems that the writing quality has totally changed for this drive. These issues are discussed in our forum , with more user comments on this matter. This is a point that NEC should focus on in the next firmware release. Put the files on a floppy and reboot with a DOS boot disk if you don’t have one you can download the necessary files here. Unfortunately, the drive is incapable of overburning up to 99min, giving the following error. Strange coincidence, then, that just today Amazon prompted me to write a review for these discs.

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The software we used is PleXTools Professional v2.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is almost 9 years old, after all. See all 24 reviews.

The drive’s writing performance was the same for both formats. Write a customer review.

All tests were done with firmware revision v2. Most drives start producing errors at least after having passed the 12 minute mark. I still get a 2. High quality recording from NEC! Updating the NEC dvd-wr/ firmware will allow 2.


An average drive will pass the third level and the better drives will reach the fourth or even fifth levels. I’m still interested in getting better media support with the 1. NEC further includes its own buffer underrun error prevention technology.

Special offers and product promotions Buy Used and Save: LiteOn’s drive was again faster than the NDA. When I did, though, I got a “Recording Error. If flashing in DOS sounds too complicated you can flash with the 1. Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.

: MEM – Memorex DVD-RW ( GB) (4x) Branded: Home Audio & Theater

I have the same drive and ran into the same problem and I just updated the firmware and it worked like a champ. Although the reading speed was not dvdr-w/ high as other 8X DVD recorders, we were happy to see that no read errors were produced. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The following pictures show the booktype setting changed using this program. It appears Nemorex has to work on their next firmware release on this one.


It would take exactly 13 min to burn a dvd, 4.

At the top of the page of the Etna firmware page read the disclaimer: As NEC claims ” the DVD writers we sell in Europe do not need a bitsetting tool because they already set to the most compatible condition.

It is coincidence, right? There dvd-rw no official firmware until now to disable this speed barrier, but there are several versions of hacked firmware versions over the internet.

All times are GMT However, the two NEC drives are the same. The ripping process on all protected Audio discs was carried out with Exact Audio Copy v0. To flash you write: It came with my Dell Dimension The drive managed to complete a successful burn without any errors.

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