NEC ND-3550A Recording Speed

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#1

Computer 1 has a Lite-On DVD-RW drive that allows designation of a maximum record speed of 48X. The same media in Computer 2 (a similar computer) using the same software (Nero) with an NEC ND-3550A drive only allows 32X selection. The firmeware was at 1.06, but I flashed it to 1.Y6. Nothing changed. Where is the speed being limited? Does Nero Ultra 7 need to be updated?


#2

Hi

What is the name and MID of the media you are using?


#3

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : CD-R
Manufacturer: : CMC Magnetics
MID : 97m26s66f
Write speeds: : 8 X - 16 X - 24 X - 32 X - 40 X - 48 X
Capacity: : 79:59.74
: 703 MB
Extended Information
Usage : General
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
ATIP
0000 - D0 00 90 00 61 1A 42 00 4F 3B 4A 00 00 00 80 00 - …a.B.O;J…
0010 - 00 80 00 00 00 80 80 00 - …


#4

Not all DVD burners will burn CD media at 48x. Some of mine will only go to 40x.

This is not a problem as for music CDs 16x is a safe speed & for data CDs 24x would be good.


#5

That’s interesting. Based on my experience with the drives, I believe I would be inclined to buy the Lite-On (1635, I think) instead of the NEC. At least both units are good drives.