Mad Dog rebadge of 3540 [merged]

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#1

sorry if this has been asked, but i can’t find answer. is mad dog mm rebadging the nec 3540 yet ??? may want to get another burner and would like to see what the 3540 can do, plus i don’t want to do the etalier thing if i don’t like drive. i want to buy it at retail so i can return.


#2

This is what I found so far…


#3

This info is already in the FAQ


#4

One picture tells more than thousand words… :slight_smile:


#5

Look at the FAQ, the file was sent to me by CVS, who of course is credited :wink:


#6

sorry for lame search.

i found a really interesting article in the nec faq section,
“Q: Which other brand name drives do NEC manufacture as OEM drives?”

some people may find this info usefull.


#7

ok fyi.
mad dog mm is now selling the 3540. just bought 1 from compusa. package looks xactly the same cept it says “double layer 8x”. also model number is slightly different, md-16xdvd9-8x. model number on drive is md-16xdvd9a4. the shelves are stocked full of them, like maybe a 4th of july sale.


#8

Price? Do they beat Newegg’s $46?


#9

nope.
price now is $79.00 usd. but as i said from looks of stock it may be sale priced in the usual $49.00 - $59.00 range. i prefer to buy burners at retail so i can return if i don’t like it (without the shipping and 15% restocking fee, but thats just me)


#10

sorry i forgot to ask (since i don;t play with these nec drives too much), do the nec guru’s already have the mad dog firmware for the 3540 ??? firmware version 1.F0. lmk if its needed.


#11

If you have a Mad Dog firmware for the 3540, please let ScorpioSoft have it so he can put it on his firmwarepage!


#12

Yes please. You can reach me via a PM with a download link or something like that :bow:


#13

Firmware is coming my way in the next couple of hours…cmisenko has to work first :slight_smile:
I’m just back from work… :stuck_out_tongue:


#14

Mad Dog 1.F0 firmware is ready for download on my site (NEC 3540 page). See link in my signature. Thanks cmisenko :bow:


#15

Differences to 1.01?

EDIT: MCSE does not like it.


#16

delete


#17

this ver does have cd/speed scanning capabilities. don;t know much more about it tho. will try some burns later. since i’m only a +r guy all i have are ty t02’s and mcc004’s.


#18

Its quite an old firmware by NEC version numbering, but it does support full bitsetting.
Thanks for sending it BTW.


#19

no prob on sending firmware. i have gotten so much info from forum, its the least i can do. sorry bout not posting scans. i did lie tho. i went thru my blanks and i have bout 120 mcc003 (teons) these are beaters for friends and kids. my youngest is goin on holidays with her friends and i burned some dvd’s 4 her last night. i used the mcc03’s. i did do 2 with the 3540. scanned one, nothing that impressive. i think quality score (scanning on 3540) was round 95. all three of my benq’s generally burn these in the 97 range. i s/b able to post sometime this weekend. i will also try and get some ty02’s posted too. i scanned the mcc03 with the 3540, but as a matter of practice i never scan in drive that burns the dvd (seems like a conflict of interest to me). i use the liteon 1633 for scannin/rippin. i did buy this drive to get the 8x +r dl burning speed. don’t know if i’m ready to trash whats left of my dl media on this drive.


#20

MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9A4, firmware 1F0. anydvd 5.2.6.1 + clonedvd 2.8.4.1 to rip. nero 6.6.0.14 to burn. mcc03 (teon) burned @ 8x.