As most of you know, the NEC drives are often flashed with modded firmware to change RPC locks, rip speed locks, and even burn speeds.
This thread is for the posting of links to resources only. Please use other threads for discussion of the mods and performance.
To begin, there appear to be a number of possible official sites for NEC support and downloads. In the USA, NEC drives are OEM only, so the official firmware releases should appear at the OEM support site
In case you are not familiar with the site, The Firmware Page and forums are an awesome place to learn about firmware for most any burner. There you will also find The Dangerous Brothers who provide modded firmware of all types.
Another excellent resource for NEC firmware is Herrie’s NEC portal
As a matter of netiquite, please do not post direct links to files that you do not own. Only links to web sites are allowed, unless you own the file and are hosting it yourself.
[b]As it seems that some folks are in need of constant reminders, this is where we tell you that flashing any firmware to your drive has certain inherant risks. Flashing any modded or unsupported firmware to your drive will void your warranty.
When you choose to flash an unsupported firmware to your drive, you are choosing to give up any right to return or RMA the drive, you are giving up any right to whine about the outcome of the flash, and you are agreeing to accept any negative outcome that may occur.[/b]
Be a grown-up and don’t blame CDFreaks, the author of the firmware or the maker of your drive if you ruin your drive. Don’t try to use a firmware mod to correct faulty hardware, return the drive for replacement instead.