New ND-4550A Firmware 1.08 / ND-3550A 1.06

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#1

ND-4550A 1.08
http://support.necsam.com/optical/downloads/FlashFirmware/fw/NECND4550_v108.exe

ND-3550A 1.06
http://support.necsam.com/optical/downloads/FlashFirmware/fw/NECND3550_v106.exe


#2

Thanks for the heads-up.
It’s strange NEC USA has the ND-4550A firmware before the European site, as the ND-4550A was never officially on sale in the USA. :confused:


#3

… can’t … keep … up!
… can’t … keep … up!

:confused: :confused: :eek:

Seriously, though- I’m assuming this will be “better” than MD 1.F1/Liggy 1.07BT/IoData 1.29 (after it’s been “Liggified”, of course)?!


#4

Both firmwares seem to be very similar. Built on the same date and containing the same strategy versions.


#5

Which “both” do you mean above?


#6

Since this topic is about two firmwares, they were of course meant when I wrote “both”.


#7

Any chance that you could add the strategy info to the Firmware overview post liggy?


#8

Should be possible to do this sometimes during the next few hours.


#9

Fantasic! Thanks a lot!


#10

Oh. I thought you were referring to my post where I asked which one was best for me. Sorry.


#11

Sorry, after reading it again I can see what caused the confusion. :o


#12

Liggy,

Any idea when full-bitsetting will be available for the new firmware for the 3550? Are the changes to this new firmware worth the update?


#13

No idea, but Bitsetting might follow soon. :wink:


#14

Soon=Firmwares are available now

Be careful however not to use them on crossflashed drives. This might not work as expected.


#15

This is what I have at the moment:

LD4550A 1.X6 (Liggy & Dee NEC ND-4550A firmware)

Is Liggys 1.08 (108bt_rpc1.bin - 1.08 firmware including booktype, riplock and RPC1 patch) better?

Thx


#16

I just got the 3550A and see that it shares the same hardware with 3551/4550/4551
I am not really interested in the DVD-RAM functionality but more in Lightscribe function. Wherever I read, it says it’s imposssible to crossflash… right now.

So is there a crossflasher being worked on that will allow that sometime in the near future?

I got a bunch of Lighscribe disks and bunch of home movies that can’t wait to be lightscribed…


#17

The NEC drives supports LabelFlash, not LightScribe. So no, you won’t be able to burn LightScribe patterns with your NEC.


#18

Ok, my bad. I though there were two names for same tech. In any case then, will it be possible in the future to crossflash 3550 to 3551 to enable LabelFlash?


#19

NEC drives (3551 and 4551) can write only labelflash discs. To use lightscribe discs you need another driver from another manufacturer who supports lightscribe (eg: lite-on, lg, etc…)


#20

It’s possible, but you won’t find any information from the CDFreaks forums. You’ll have to look elsewhere since it’s out there. But you may want to search for some comparisons between LF & LS burns before trying to convert the drive.