Well I have a friend looking for a DVD-RW drive and I recommended NEC. But I am just not sure what to recommend now.
I have the famous NEC 3500 and Aopen 1648/AAP pro combo and love it.
I would just like to suggest the 4550A and be done with it but it doesn’t look like it is released yet in the states…anyone have a date?
So that leaves the 3550 and 3540, the only difference I can see between these drives is 3550 supports ATAPI and the 3540 does not.(3550 IDE/ATAPI)(3540 IDE). Which to me means the 3550 supports SCSI/SATA interface, not sure though.
Does the 3550 have a better chipset or different chipset, better firmware support? Because I/ (my friend really) doesn’t need that interface.
Also what is now recommended as a good replacement to the 1648aap pro DVD reader/scanner. For DVD movies
Thanks for your time
PS is it worth upgrading from the 3500 to 4550 yet, seems no drive has yet to match the 3500