Mad Dog Dominator 6-in-1 4xDVD-R/-RW

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#1

Office Max is clearing these out for $29…http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/prodBlock.jsp?prodBlockOID=537257790&cm_ven=Affiliate&cm_cat=Tier3&cm_pla=Tier3&cm_ite=Site&BV_UseBVCookie=no&affCode=PRF&siteID=k26451&mid=

Are these a rebadged NEC, and if so which model number? If NEC, can they be upgraded via firmware for 8X?

Thanks to the guys over at “slickdeals”, for making us aware. :bow:
Coadman


#2

Who want to buy a 4X burner when one can get a 16X for under $60 now!


#3

Not a good deal. Purchased my 3500 for $31 (delivered with 50 pack Fuji DV-R media). Newer burners can write @ 16X. The burn quality is also better. I’ve seen specials starting at $51.


#4

Be careful. It is -R only. VideoHelp.com says it is Toshiba SD-R5112, which I don’t know much about. But I can’t think it is a good deal nowadays.


#5

It’s a POS. I have one. Thankfully it was cheap. The one thing it’s good for is reading very scratched disks. What my NECs, Liteons or Benqs couldn’t read, this one could.


#6

Now, this is the kind of deal I would be interested in! I suppose that was 6 months ago when you found your deal?
coadman


#7

DEC 2004 @ PC Connection. Kanguru drive (NEC 3500). I’m sure there will be other bargains coming down the pipe in the next few months.


#8

I got this drive free after MIR from OfficeMax several months ago (it’s the SD-R5112, label on the drive) and haven’t had problems, but I think you can now get a drive w/better capabilities for the money you’re talking about. You can currently get the MadDog 8-in-1 (MD-8XDVDRW-PM) $20 after MIR from Microcenter. I think I was told that it is NEC2500, but I’m not sure.


#9

Blackpearl! If I can get a 2500 for $20 I’m so totally there. Going to check their website now, thanks for the information. :slight_smile:


#10

Just looked at the drive on Microcenter. Definitely $19.99 after MIR, HOWEVER, it lists the drive as having 1x DVD-RAM capabilities. If this is true I’d say this is an LG drive of some sort. Not that LG’s are terrible anything, there are a lot worse writers out there, but I was really hoping for a shiney new NEC ND2500A again to replace my dead one. Guess it’s not meant to be yet. :frowning:


#11

I believe it is a Toshiba.


#12

I still wonder if that 1x DVD-RAM wasn’t a mistake of some sort. I know the Mad Dog’s were almost always NEC ND2500A’s or NEC ND2510A’s and all I can find on this drive is that it is an NEC ND2500A. I might contact Microcenter to find out if that 1x DVD-RAM is a mistake or not. :slight_smile:

Screw it - I’m getting it to find out! I want my NEC ND2500A back - one of the best writers you could ever ask for lower grade media and with the $30 rebate it’ll cost me all of like $30 after I get the rebate back, hehe. I think the 1x DVD-RAM was a mistake because they list that under the Write section but they don’t list DVD-RAM as a readable format and it’s a 32x cd-r write and 16x cd-rw write drive so that leads me to believe that it is in fact a 2500A. I’ll know right away when I get the drive in my external case if it detects it as 2.FA or something like that - if it does I’ll just absolutely jump up and down with joy because I’ll probably be able to put use to my Prodisc MCC 02RG20’s finally! hehehe


#13

Update: Microcenter is sold out so my order got cancelled. Sounds like that is the last 8x Dominator 6-in-1’s Mad Dog has in stock too although the CSR I spoke with said they may get another stock in since Mad Dog keeps finding them in batches of hundreds of them at a time - LOL. So, I’ll check back in on it in a couple of days to see if it’s back in stock again. I really wanted my NEC ND2500A back again too - sigh. Oh well. :slight_smile: