NEC 3520a help!

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#1

I have a nec 3520a i flashed my drive to the 3.04 version from the nec official site because i was getting slow burning speeds…dvd would take 26 mins when it was taking 18 when i first bought it. after flashing to 3.04 it takes like 30-37 mins omg. what version of firmware should i get from here that will remove the riplock and region code from my drive. (note: after flashing it now says nec 3520AW)
Thanks in advance.


#2

check that your drive is working in DMA mode…


#3

please list your pc specs, burning software, media and sequence of events regarding problem.


#4

p4 2.6
120 gig hd
40gig hd
512 ddr
using anydvd, clonedvd2 current versions
after updating from 1.04 to 3.04 time to burn went from 18 to 30-37 mins
copying directly from my hard drive and not a dvd
DMA mode is enabled.
media is sonic 8x dvd-r and matrix 8x dvd-r
ive used this media forever and never had this problem until after updating.
i see many firmware patches but not sure which one to use to make my drive region free and to remove riplock.
sorry if this is not adequate as im still a bit new to this scene.


#5

Are you experiencing slow burning speeds? Buffer underruns? Or other problems?

What could you see during the burning process?


#6

i think the problem is due to riplock being enabled. the burn takes around 7-10 minutes.
the actual processing time to create the files etc is what take so long…avg between 20-30

should i just use a firmware patch and will it remove the riplock and make the drive region free?


#7

I don’t think the problem is dued to riplock feature… but
if you want you can try the Liggy & Dee ND-3520 Modified Firmware at http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=134047 which optimizes and (in several cases) increases burn speeds…

If you don’t like its performances (or for warranty reasons) you can always go back to 3.04


#8

and this is compatible with the nec 3520a? even though its now showing as 3520aw? does it make the drive region free?


#9

yes, for all the questions…
…read the full description and the faqs at the first post of that topic…


#10

Also check in your systems BIOS that DMA is enabled on both IDE channels. You may also like to try a 80 conductor IDE cable on your optical drives.

Removing RIPLOCK won’t speed up your burns, RIPLOCK is only used for a pressed DVD-VIDEO with a VIDEO_TS folder.