[QUOTE=karelj;2205803]Can you point me to a link where they discuss how to identify the NEC chipset/models??[/QUOTE]
That’s the easy part, 520A 5200S (no dvd-ram support) and the 7200A or S 7201A or S (Has lightscribe) 7203A or S (has labelflash), A for ATAPI and S for SATA.
[QUOTE=karelj;2205803]I honestly dont know where to start here… so many posts. Man…I’ve been out of this game too long. Look at my sig…I’m still using that stuff… heh heh.[/QUOTE]
Well first see what drives you can find near you, and then check the results thread of the drive that you want to buy.
The 3500 was a great drive, and it still burns great on TY media (those -/+R 8x).