Stock firmware upgrade for the 4550@1.84

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#1

hi :slight_smile:

i recently got my ND-4550A drive, and yesterday i tried for the first time to burn audio cds. for some reason the process was horribly slow - it took almost an hour to burn a cd although it said its burning @ X48. i tried several media types. every other type of burning works perfect - cd-r, dvd, and so on. only in audio the nero is turning so slow.
SO
i thought a firmware upgrade could help. i checked my drive and it uses the 1.84 firmware ver. i want to update it to some no-risk stock fw, but all i could find were the 1.07 and the 1.08 versions, and none of them would let me run the upgrade - i get a “Target NEC ND-4550A is not found correctly.”, and the app closes. i think its because the 1.0X upgrades and set to upgrade FROM 1.06/1.07 and NOT from a 1.84 (which is apparently older). i dont want risking voiding my warrenty so i prefer using stock solutions and unmodified versions.

help please? :expressionless:

thankyouverymuch in advance


#2

Welcome to the forum
1.84 firmware i believe is an IO-DATA OEM firmware, so you can’t use the official NEC flasher.
You can flash the drive using Binflash and the official NEC.EXE file of 1.07 or the later 1.08 though.


#3

thank you for your speedy reply!

are you sure its an IO oem?
because this page sais its NEC if i am not mistaken:

http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/455x.html

i will however do what you suggested and keep you posted, thank you :slight_smile:


#4

You bought the NEC 4550 drive with the 1.84 firmware on it? As far as I know the 1.84 version is a (old) version from NEC.