I have a Dell OEM NEC-3450a drive, which the warranty just ended.
Well I have decided to try it, and I have success.
I have used the Nec Driver Converter, and made it a NEC-3500AG.
Then I flashed it with the Firmware v2.1A (Full BitSetting and RipLock Removed).
I was chicken to try, but I have success.
The 3500AG will see 16x support for my TYG03 which the Dell 3450a was 8x max.
And it was riplocked at 5x I think.
Could I have flashed it with the 3500 Firmware right away ?
Or it was important I use the drive converter 1st ?
What does it change, the drive ID, so it would accept the 3500 firmware ?
Even after using the drive converter, I rebooted, but the OS still saw it as a NEC-3450a (Probably because of the firmware).
Also noticed, the NEC-3500AG doesn’t support Pi/Po Scanning
DvdInfoPro says I need at least firmware 2R8, never heard of that one before.
Is there way to get the 3500 Pi/Po Scan ?
Not to worry, I have a NEC-3550a now too