Hello fellow board inhabitants ,
I recently got an old NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A (my pal bought a new burner, and he had no use for his old one). As far as I know it is was part of a Fujitsu-Siemens system. Therefore it’s an OEM drive. It currently has firmware version 1.90, that’s what Nero InfoTool says. It can only burn DVD+R.
Now I’ve heard you could possibly update the ND-1100A to a ND-1300A and after that it could write DVD-R, too. I’ve already read lots of infos about it on the net but couldn’t find any information if this firmware update will also work for OEM drives like mine. So is it possible?
Another problem is that this burner can write 4x speed but my pal reported he was only able to burn on 2,4x speed. I assume it was because of his cheap blank media, right? Therefore I’m looking for a Firmware that holds an updated “blank media database” (or how do you call that?- I’m talking about the list in the DVD burner that tells it how to handle the blank media of different vendors).
During my research I’ve found this Firmware on Herrie’s page:
Is this a good one that I can use with my burner? Or do you know a better one with support for more blank media types?
btw. I already downloaded Binflash 1.27 and read the documentation. So you mustn’t waste a thought in this direction.
Thanks for any help.