NEC ND-3520A (and rebadges) Info And Availability

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#1

You be the judge.


#2

New NEC drive! :o


#3

where did you get this drive?


#4

http://www.unicopy.com/NEC3520.html : :bigsmile:


#5

where did you get this drive?

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http://www.unicopy.com/NEC3520.html :

they both can copy things. :slight_smile:

I’ve seen the drive mentioned here


But when will we see it and what is so special?


#6

Oh yeah who says I have the drive? I only have a screenshot :wink:


#7

My guess:
This drive is able to write DVD-R DL and we can apply this firmware to other 3500 drives once we get our hands on it.


#8

there are also a 3530 drive from nec!


#9

Or it is just a fake. Everyone with few firmware knowledge could change the strings to show it up in this way…


#10

On the page J37HR0 is linking to you can read this text:

NEC: CD-RW NR-7500A, NR-7700A, NR-8500A, NR-8400A, NR-7800A, NR-7800B, NR-7900A, NR-9100A, NR-9200A, NR-9300A, DVD_RW ND-1100A, ND-1200A, ND-1300A, ND-1500A, ND-2300A, ND-2500A, ND-2500A2, ND-2510A, ND-3500A, ND-3500AD, ND-3500AG, ND-3520A, ND-3520AW, ND-3530A, ND-5200A, ND-5300A, ND-5500A, ND-6500A, DVD±RW ND-3450A, DVD+RW ND-1000A, ND-1100A, ND-1500A, ND-2100A, ND-2100AD, ND-3100A, ND-3100AD, ND-5000A, ND-5100A, ND-6100A, DVD-RW ND-1300M, ND-1500M


#11

We have seen many of those tables with drive names that have never come to the market…
I believe the screenshot is not faked if the first press release at NEC will advertise the 3520A :wink:
I could easily create a firmware 1.00 for a 3540A… :smiley:


#12

true =)


#13

well, u could just change the lines in photoshop! you don’t even have to change the fw-string!


#14

Probably adding 8x +RW and 6x -RW as well. Many drive manufacturers are in the process of upgrading RW speeds, and it would not surprise me if this is one of the major changes for this drive.


#15

We could know if someone gets his hands on this firmware. I’d like to take a closer look at that :smiley:


#16

Hmmm…
The firmware version number makes me even believe more that this is a fake screenshot, because NEC seems (at least officially) to count further on. The 2500A started with 1.06–>1.07, then the 2510A with 2.15–>2.16 and the 3500A with 2.16–>…–>2.18 so far. It would be conclusive for me that a 3520A starts with 2.18 or higher…
We see the same behavior with the strategy version numbers…


#17

At the beginning there even was a K0P2 firmware (or something similar) for the 2510.


#18

Even easier for anyone with a little knowledge of Photoshop. No flashing required.


#19

Yes Photoshop, with the stellar job that was done in MS Paint to hide the serial number.

Anyway is there a tool that will dump the firmware for a 3520? I don’t think Binflash does. Or is there a way in to do it from a DOS boot disk?


#20

I guess Binflash works for this one. If it doesn’t, support should be easy to implement