I understand both of these drives are ND-1300A. From what I’ve read, NEC may or may not end up releasing a new firmware for the OEM drive (which I own, of course ) I’ve had various problems with the drive since getting it, including:
[li]only recognized as PIO Mode 2 by BIOS (I understand it’s a PIO Mode 4 drive http://www.nec.co.uk/ND-1300A.pdf)
[/li][li]Unable to write to DVD+RW media (TDK brand)
[/li][li]Can write to but unable to erase from and then write again to DVD-RW media (Memorex)
Otherwise, it’s a great drive. I’ve burned over a dozen DVD+R discs at 4x perfectly. I’ve tried the +RW and -RW media in Roxio 5, Nero 18.104.22.168 and DVD Decrypter with no luck.
So back to the question… has anyone sucessfully updated an ND-1300A with the TDK 1.06 firmware (or any other firmware, for that matter)? I’m mainly looking for better media compatibility because other than that, it seems to be a great drive.