I heard that NEC 3500A have bad reading. Is it true?
When it comes to scratched/smudged discs, some other drives like Plextor, Lite on and LG have a better reputation.
But the reading of the 3500A is not 'bad' and is certainly much improved over the 2500A.
Never had any trouble reading with my NEC3500. It has swallowed everything I have put in without complaining. Of course, I ahve only had it for about a month and all DVD's I have used have been in one piece