Chances of Dell ND1100A to NEC ND1300?

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#1

I’ve just been given a Dell ND1100A which I understand is a 4x DVD+RW drive.

I’ve seen hacks here, although I’m not sure which of the two to use (do both make it a 1300?):

http://etna.rpc1.org/nec/nec1100%20to%201300.html

and

http://etna.rpc1.org/nec/index.html

But am not sure what the chances are of this working with a Dell OEM drive (I don’t know what the servo version is yet until I get a DOS boot floppy setup).

Anyone have any success stories - especially working with Linux?

I’m mostly interested in getting 4x DVD-R to work (I don’t have any +R’s, my main drive is a Pioneer 105) and RPC1.

Would it be better to just stick to DVD+R and get a RPC1 firmware for the 1100A or go for DVD-R and RPC1 @ 1300?


#2

Anyone?


#3

Personally I don’t think it’s woth the effort. I tried this with my ND1100a and it was a total waste of time & media.

There are a couple of media types that are supposed to work but they might be difficult to source now. If it’s free just stick with the +Rs.

I think you must use firmware that is specifically for the Dell version if you do update the firmware.


#4

Ah well, I guess I’ll just flash the RPC1 firmware for Dell 1100A and buy some DVD+R’s…


#5

Ah well, I guess I’ll just flash the RPC1 firmware for Dell 1100A and buy some DVD+R’s…

…And wish you a NEC ND-3500 as gift for Christmas… :D.


#6

Actually the 3500A is already sitting under the tree, I just wanted to get some use from this drive for my Linux box (DVD burner #3!)


#7

OK, just flashed it to the RPC1 firmware - it was a servo=7, firmware=10FD drive, now it shows up as 1eGE firmware…