NEC ND-3540A Preview

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#1

Nero InfoTool screenshot.
Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL (MKM001) written at 8x!
The NEC ND-3540A uses Z-CLV (Zone-Constant Linear Velocity) with 3 zones to write DVD+R DL discs at 8x.
Total write time for 7.94GB is 18 minutes and 34 seconds.

More pics coming soon!


#2

Unfortunately the NEC ND-3540A was unable to complete an 8x speed Disc Quality scan on the MKM001 disc written at 8x.

I was able to complete a 4x Kprobe PI/PIF scan on a LiteOn 1633S drive.




#3

Pic1: Burn graph of Verbatim 16x DVD+R MCC004 written at 16x.

Pic2: Disc Quality scan on the ND-3540A at 8x speed.

Pic3: 16x ND-3540A Transfer rate test on the MCC004 disc written at 16x.





#4

could you make a pi/pif test maybe a little bit slower ?


#5

New 3540 K033 (beta!?) firmware can be downloaded from my firmware page.


#6

Added above, LiteOn 1633S PI/PIF scan at 4x.


#7

The DVD+R DL disc is automatically burned with a DVD-ROM booktype.

I ran some quick playback testing on my Philips DVP-642 DVD player and the MKM001 disc appears to playback with no trouble (playing back various areas of the movie).


#8

So far my preferences is the BenQ DW1640.

But let’s hope NEC could improve writing quality to match the Benq with future firmware (but judging from the past - I fear not as the ND-3520A never got as good as the ND-3500AG for writing quality).


#9

Hmmm… “against” or “for”? :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

Hehe :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

NEC3540 is available in europe via UK, but I can’t find BenQ 1640.


#12

As the 3520 has only had a single offical NEC firmware i think you are being a bit harsh. The 3500 was crap to start with.


#13

ND-3540A appeared in Japan as well but the only ND-2500/3500/3520 importer in South Korea disappeared a few months ago so no 3540 here.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20050430/ni_i_dd.html


#14

It is an I-O Data drive build on the NEC 3540. So it is not sold as a NEC but as an I-O Data brand. Sneaky way of selling the 3540 drive overthere.