NEC ND-3500A and NEC ND-3540A firmwares

vbimport

#1

Hello. Last time I was here was a while ago after working out how to flash my NEC drives with Liggy’s firmwares. Been happily burning since then (Cheer’s Liggy). However, I want to start using dual/double layer discs with my drives and so have come back for further good advice :wink:

The drives are:

NEC ND-3500A(G)

Firmware Version 2.TG
Vendor specific info: 05071900BT-LIGGY

and

NEC ND-3540A

Firmware Version 1.W5
Vendor specific info: 05031600BT-LIGGY

As I said, I want to update the firmware to use the drives with dual layer discs. I’ve been using Datawrite DVD-R 4.7s for the last few years and never had one single coaster (well not one coaster since flashing with Liggy firmwares). That’s amazing considering I’ve burned well over a 1000 discs with the drives. For that reason I was looking at the Datawrite DVD+R DL discs, which are ‘economical’.

So, can someone please recommend the best firmware to use with these drives to support latest media?

Thankyou.

Simon


#2

Liggy’s 2.1B bitsetting firmware for the NEC ND-3500AG is the latest firmware for that drive.

I wouldn’t recommend anything except Verbtaim for Double Layer media. It’s not ‘economical’ if your DL discs don’t work properly, and most other DL discs don’t work nearly as well as Verbatims.


#3

Thanks. I’ll grab that firmware for the NEC ND-3500AG then. Re the NEC ND-3540A, is L&D’s 1.W9 the ‘best’ firmware for that model?

Re DL discs and quality. I’ll take that advice onboard, thanks.