HP 420i: Is it a NEC2500A?



Just curious here if any of you folks happen to know if the HP 420i is infact a NEC2500A oem drive? I’m looking at potentially buying it as a second DVD-Burner for myself and I know the NEC2500A has good firmware and such for it and was wondering if anyone has experience with this drive?

Does it support bitsetting/booktype settings?

Can I flash the HP420i with NEC2500a hacked firmwares for even greater compatibility potentially if the HP firmware doesn’t live up to my expectations?

Thanks for all the advice before I go and buy this drive. If I had known this forum existed before I bought my 451S - well, I wouldn’t of bought it. :wink:


yes!its a nec