NEC ND-3450A - Specs? FW?

Hi. I just got a new Dell at work and it has a NEC ND-3450A in it. I have never seen this drive anywhere nor can I find info on the net. I think it is only 6x and is DL according to NERO. Anyone heard of it? Can it be flashed to 3500?

Thanks

Could you post a Nero Infotool screen shot ?

Check whith the Dangerous Brothers, if they are not too busy they are your best bet to see if it can be cross-flashed.

Is this the info you are looking for? Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks!


I think you’ve something… uncommon.

Could you please dump your firmware with http://binflash.cdfreaks.com
(Win32 GUI version) and then post screen shot of
this firmware opened with necdump ( http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/NecDump08B2.rar )
=> First page and max speed page for DVD-R and DVD+R DL

Thanks ! :eek:

Tried “necflash -scan” and get No supported devices found. Any other suggestions?

edit - didn’t see GUI version… trying it…

Edit 2 - Same error with the GUI version

To dump, try the 3500 firmware flasher v1.0 from tdb :
http://tdb.rpc1.org/

nec3x00a -sec -mas -out firmware.bin
if the drive is in secondary IDE / master.

Binflash might not support this drive yet. Try TDB’s DOS Flash tool: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#FLASHERS

Tried the DOS 3500 flash utility with nec3x00a -pri -mas -out filename.bin and it pauses for a sec and then goes back to command prompt. It never creates a file.

By the way, the drive is primary master since HD is SATA and sec mas. Verified with Infotool. Just for the hell of it I also tried sec mas… Next?

By the way again, thanks so far for all your efforts!

Can you post a VSO Inspector ( freeware : http://www.vso-software.fr/download.htm# ) screenshot to have firmware “date” since Nero Infotool is buggy for that ?

As requested…

===============================================
VSO Inspector Report
Version: 1.0.3.32
Created: 11/18/2004 4:21 PM

Device: [0:0:0 - _NEC DVD±RW ND-3450A 102B [D] (Ide)]

General ---------------------------------------

Model …: DVD±RW ND-3450A
Manufacturer …: _NEC
Drive Letter …: D:
Revision …: 102B
Date …: 04081800
Buffer Size …: 2 MB

DVD Features ----------------------------------

Region Code …: None
Region Control …: RPC II
User Changes Left : 5
Vendor Resets Left: 4

Read Features ---------------------------------

[X] CD-R
[X] CD-RW
[ ] HD-BURN
[X] DVD-ROM
[X] DVD-R
[X] DVD-RW
[X] DVD+R
[X] DVD+RW
[ ] DVD-RAM
[X] Multisession
[X] Video CD

Write Features --------------------------------

[X] CD-R
[X] CD-RW
[ ] HD-BURN
[X] DVD-R
[X] DVD-RW
[ ] DVD-RAM
[X] DVD+R
[X] DVD+RW
[X] DVD+R DL
[X] Buffer Underrun Protection

Media =========================================

Physical Information --------------------------

Media Type …: N/A
Media ID …: N/A
Speeds …: N/A
Capacity …: N/A
Sectors …: N/A
Layers …: N/A

Content ---------------------------------------

Type …: N/A
Label …: N/A
Date …: N/A
Publisher …: N/A
Application …: N/A
Tracks …: N/A
Sessions …: N/A
Regions …: N/A

Seems to be a strange 3500, 48X CD-R burning speed is normal but :
>>Model …: DVD±RW ND-3450A
Normal 3500 is :
>>Model …: DVD_RW ND-3500AG

is uncommon, first time I see such ± in id string…

>>Revision …: 102B
Not common for NEC… but I remember the K0P2 for the NEC 2510…

>>Date …: 2004/08/18
Quite old.

A Dangerous Brother or Liggy (an expert) is needed I think…

By the way, I presume that http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/WinBTypeV2.exe
doesn’t work too ?

And what’s the complete name of your Dell computer ?

“Target Drive is Not Found”

It’s name is Raul. Just kidding… It is a Dell Optiplex GX280

It’s a slim burner ?

Nope full size.

Unfotunately I am going on vacation now (yup, right now) and won’t be back until after Thanksgiving (Monday the 29th for our non-turkey eating friends). I will check this post then and do anything else you guys ask.

Thanks and have a great holiday!

:confused: Have a great holiday too, good thanksgiving !

:confused: Buuuu :rolleyes: New species come to life every day…

ItalianJob is that a pic of your baby girl in your avatar?, if it is congrats!!
Mine are now 11 and 9…kinda miss them days…except the diapers and formula!!
Now its Toys and Video games, soon to be The Mall and Boy’s

[off]Yes, she will be 3 months the 26th. Thanks ! We’ve got a 4 years old boy too. But no space left on avatar :bigsmile: [/off]

Interesting, at least it supports DVD-R writing! :wink:
(Some Dells and other OEMs equipped NEC drives are “gimped” out with DVD+R only writing)