Good site to purchase NEC 3500?

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#1

Hi everyone.
Well, after a couple of months of battling to get my Sony writer to work, I’m finally throwing in the flag.
I want to go out and buy the NEC 3500 but it is not sold at my local Best Buy or Circuit City.
So now the question is can someone recommend a good site to make this purchase from?
I’ve seen Newegg.com but I’ve never bought from there.
Thanks
Rafael :slight_smile:


#2

Newegg is a good place to buy from for computer hardware. :wink: Fast shipping with reasonable prices for 2-day air, and they will get you the drive in a hurry.


#3

newegg is good but I don’t think they sell the 3500 any more. :confused: They do have the 3520. Bizrate.com gives them a good rating. I’ve had no problem with them. :slight_smile:


#4

Oh great, I do some research on the 3500 and then a newer model comes along. :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyone ever bought from here before?
They have the 3500 there.

Rafael


#5

Just pay by Credit card so if it turns out bad you get to tell them where to go.
:bigsmile:


#6

I’d skip the 3500 and get the 3520 at newegg for the same price as the 3500 at the other place you mentioned. the main diff between these is 8x DVD-RW and 8x DVD+RW on the newer model.

newegg = very good buying experience


#7

Newegg is awesome. You can also try ewaggle, I got mine there with an external enclosure kit. Great service and FAST shipping.


#8

Hmm… the 3520, eh?
Sigh, I know what I’ll be doing at work tomorrow.
Comparing the two.
After my headache with Sony, I just want something that works!


#9

Buy newegg or ZipZoomFly both are very dependable. I bought my Nec3520 from ZipZoomFly with free 2nd day FEDX delivery. But get the 3520. Liggy&Dee already have a firmware patch 3520B1 and it works good. The 3520 has a nec firmware upgrade coming out in Mar 05 to be able to burn DVD9-R’s once they appear. And now that this is the new drive I don’t see anymore firmware upgrades coiming out for a model that is already superceded


#10

Not surprising. Your Sony is in fact a relabeled Lite-On Drive. I realize the Lite-Ons are coveted drives around here due to error rate scanning but IMHO they are inferrior in every other respect. If you can’t return the Lite-On, you might want to just hold on to it for that feature. Anyways, I too can vouch for newegg and the NEC 3520A. NEC has been delivering decent writers for a couple of generations now so I feel they are trustworthy and newegg is second to none for customer service.


#11

I got mine a month ago from Tiger Direct.They hava a lot of good stuff just watch the shipping costs.


#12

Hi guys.
Ok, my NEC came in today but I’m a little confused.
Was I just to receive the burner but no cables, instructions, or software?


#13

Yo-

That is the way OEM bare drives come - unless you buy the retail version you are only going to get a drive (which one did you get and from whom ?)-

Better luck with this one than with the last one-

Be sure to doublecheck your jumper settings BEFORE you close up the case-

Mike


#14

I went with the NEC 3520 from Newegg.
Wish me luck… again.


#15

This has got to be a bad dream of some sort.
Someone please tell me why I am having the same problem as before?
Burner stills sees an empty disk as full.

All I did was plug it in, enable DMA, checked settings, and nothing.
Was I supposed to do something else?