KProbe-Scan of ND 3520A FW1.24

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#1

Here is a scan I just completed of my new ND-3520.
Bought it as a bulk version, downloaded FW 1.24 (Original, unpatched IoData),
flashed the drive and burnt a Verbatim +R Photo Printable 16x certified with 16x (almost full disc finished in 5’07")
Bitsetting is not changeable - but it automatically sets itself to DVD-ROM (which I absolutely need!). Here is the scan - one of the best I’ve ever seen with my LiteOn 165H…


#2

MCC004 are hell of a discs for 16x :wink:


#3

Same setup as above, only burnt with 12x. Burn TIME is not very much longer (5’52" instead of 5’07"), but errors are even lower



#4

Look at the amount of errors seriously, all in all they are not lower, just the maximum PI is… :confused:

But it is still an impressive result…
Hehe I’ve just ordered some MCC004 for my 3500A… :slight_smile:


#5

Yeah, I was wondering about that solid block of PIF’s at level 1. Is that a problem with the 3520 or with the testing method? When I burn MCC 004 at 16x on the NEC 3500, I get around 500 Pif’s total with a max of 4. I use CD speed on a Benq to test.


#6

This is normal for DVD-Rom drives to show a block of PIF…


#7

Well,
I think, it is the testing method: we all know (read the KProbe FAQ), that KProbe is no “absolute” tool but can just give you a tendency, where your quality of the burns go. It is all dependent on the hardware, you are using to test the burn.
So: you never know, how good the hardware actually is you are testing it with. I have seen scans of the VERY SAME burn done with different LiteOn-DVD-ROMs and some done with the SAME MODEL (different manufacturing dates), and they all were different.
In other words: I am not worried about that solid block of "1"s at all…
If I happen to find a scan of my old 811s, I’ll post it, so you’ll see.


#8

:iagree:


#9

First Post. I’ve just ordered a NEC-3520A after being fed up with my liteon 812s. I prefer dvd-r media and it burns like absolute crap on my burner. I’ve flash it with 4 different firmwares etc… I spent about 25 - 30 hours messing with it with little luck. I finally decided to get a NEC.

I have to ask where to get the MCC 004 disks. Can I have a link to an online store to purchase them (if it is allowed by the mods). I would like to get a 100 or so on their way. From the reading I think that they’re verbatium but not too sure.

IF possible I would like to get a few disks that members have had good luck with with the NEC-3520A.

Thank you in advance.


#10

Hi Mikerismrr

congrats on buying the NEC - after my experiences with the LiteOn (which in the beginning were great, but later on I got fed up with it) I am glad I purchased a NEC.
As to your question about the media: I do not know, whether MC004 media in -R-Format are available. Check with amazon.de/.com. At amazon.de, they do have a spindle with 50 +R printable 16x certified though, for about 50 Euro at the moment! Great price for great quality. If you flash your NEC with the IoData firmware, it auto-bitsets the +R to DVD-ROM and gives you great readability and compatibility for both standalone and computer DVD-Players (+ fast burning speeds)
BTW - I just found some older 4x certified Verbatim printable -R, and the NEC burnt them with 6x without problems!


#11

Ritek has always been a good dvd-r disc for me, I’ve heard tiayo yuden is good as well


#12

Thanks for the info and quick reply.

-Miker