NEC 2100 = NEC 2500 = NEC 2510 = HP 420i = HP 520i = TDK 880 = TDK 882 = AOpen DRW8800 = FREECOM W8B = RICOH MP5308D
You can flash a firmware from any one of these drives onto another.
They all use identical hardware.
To flash from one drive type to another, you must flash with a BIN file in real DOS or use Liggys' BINFLASH flasher.
This list is not comprehensive! Check the NEC Forum threads for the latest firmwares!
Official Ritek DL support! SL bitsetting, DL bitsetting.
You can also find modified versions of this firmware with RPC1, riplock removed, and drive ID string changed to NEC 3500. Check the link!
TDK 2.77 converted to NEC 3500A 2.17
Official Ritek DVD+R DL support! RPC1, riplock removed, DL bitsetting, NO SL bitsetting.
Plus MANY other new 3500 firmwares in the forum! just l00k! :rolleyes:
Herrie 1.07 v2 beta5 (Highly recommended!)
This firmware is based on the HP 520i 2.21 firmware.
It includes RPC1, riplock removal, 2100@2500, SL & DL bitsetting, DL burning support, and speeded up media. (allows you to burn many 4X certified discs at 8X)
Herrie 1.07 v2 beta4
This firmware is based on the HP 420i 1.27 firmware.
It includes RPC1, riplock removal, 2100@2500, bitsetting, no DL burning support and speeded up media.
RITEK DVD+R DL firmwares
2.06 (2100@2500, riplock removed, RPC1, RITEK DL support!)
Windows flasher: http://herrie.rpc1.org/downloads/2x00/2510/2510206.rar
2.16 (2100@2500, riplock removed, RPC1, RITEK DL support, DL bitsetting!)
Windows flasher: http://herrie.rpc1.org/downloads/2x00/2510/2510216.rar
Note Liggy has posted supported media lists for each firmware! If you'd like to check if a specific media type is included in a specific firmware, look HERE.
Note2 If you're using Nero 6.X, make sure to upgrade to 18.104.22.168 or newer to avoid buffer underrun problems with the DL firmwares!
Other firmware sources:
NEC .de website:
TDK 880 and 440 drives are rebranded NEC drives.
TDK firmware updates:
HP 520i and 420i drives are rebranded NECs.
HP firmware updates for this drive:
NEC firmware resource webpage by cdfreaks member ScorpioSoft: