I checked my nec drive and it's set to master. The nec drive's jumper should be set to master if the previous drive's jumper setting was master, right? If so, then yes, my jumper settings are correct. Concerning the IDE drivers, It's an ATI board, thus ATI IDE drivers, so I guess the answer is no? Maybe when the binflash utility first locked up, that may be why I can't flash it now?
p.s. I think this thread is in the wrong forum and should be placed in the NEC specific drive subforum.