Get a 3520a or wait for 3540?

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#1

I really want a DL burner. does the 3540 support -r dl? 8x +r dl?


#2

I doubt you are from the UK but in case you are.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?productID=9395

Now avalible for the bargain price of ~£30

To answer your question,
Read Speed 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD-R DL) / 8x (DVD+R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)


#3

sweet but i’m in the US. when will it be out here?


#4

I jumped for the 3540A, I was thinking of a 3520A… but after some results from the drive I was like lates… :bigsmile:. I like my 3540A, although it’s still very early the results aren’t bad at all.


#5

Generally things appear in the US before the UK. However not with NEC it seems. It looks like sometime in the next week to two.

Have you checked a few sites to see if they stock it or can pre-order it at all?


#6

nothing on newegg, zipzoomfly and tigerdirect


#7

does the 3540 offer better/same burning quality?


#8

The jury is out on that until it’s had a couple of firmware upgrades. Initial tests show it has potential.


#9

Get 3540.


#10

It is so hard to be patient!!! :o

I cant take the waiting anymore!!! :sad:

Where is the 3540 dangit!!! :a

I am getting weak… :eek:

If the 3540 doesnt come out soon in U.S… going to break down and buy the 3520… :confused:

Seriously though. I really want DL support. I would like to get the 8x that the 3540 offers, and the wating really is rough.


#11

be strong :stuck_out_tongue: I’m waiting too…

someone suggested me to get 4163b first to play with while waiting… :smiley:


#12

3540 is really look’s promising.

So Zevia and mesterio be patient. I’ll think 3540 is wrorth waiting…


#13

I purchased a 3540A from Overclockers in the U.K., cost $79 U.S. dollars shipped to my door, and I got it in 7 days, (I live in Minnesota). If you can’t wait, (as I couldn’t), buy it from there…


#14

From here? It’s showing 32GBP now, so the drive will be around USD60 plus 19 shipping. Not to bad for desperate people… :slight_smile: hmm… [thinking hard]

edit: who deliver it to your door (fedex, ups, dhl?) and did you pay any tax in the US? Once fedex charge me tax for a package of medicine to the US.


#15

zevia: Heh… might not be a bad idea to get the 3540… so you can skip LG 4163 and when you get bored again from the 3540 you can get a LG 4165. =)

Blah they sell here in our country the 3540 for ~70$ (~55€):(.


#16

not a bad idea Quikee, lol. Good think I didn’t hit the order button for 4163 last night. lol.

Hey, overclockers said only 3540, while Dee sig is 3540AG, what’s the difference? I’m new to NEC. :slight_smile:


#17

You see quite a lot on Nec forum asking this question. There is no difference. =) It’s like saying BenQ DW1620 or BenQ 1620. =)


#18

Lazy me… thanks Quikee.


#19

do UK dvdrw drives work here in theUS?


#20

They use ATA/ATAPI IDE interface and a 4 pin power connector for 12V DC so if your mothermoard and your power supply supports this sure yes…

if you are asking about region settings for Pressed DVD’s I dont know yet… just got mine installed today… and I havent begun testing it yet…

but probably yes… otherwise you can always flash the firmware …
look around the forum and you will find the answer for sure