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NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

  • 8X DVD+R DL, 6X DVD-R DL
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 48X CD-R, 2MB Cache
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Learn more about the NEC ND-3550A

Model

Brand
NEC
Type
DVD Burner
Model
ND-3550A

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
140ms
Cache
2MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
32X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
6X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
IDE/ATAPI

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000
Windows XP Home, Professional(SP2)

Features

Features
ND-3550A complies with the new RoHS-directive, meaning that all components are lead-free.
ND-3550A is NEC’s third model in the market can write both DVD -R (DL) and DVD +R(DL) in dual layers. With ND-3550A it is now possible for rewritable RW discs to be burned with the highest speed so far in the market, 8x for DVD +RW and 6x for DVD-RW respectively. The speed of writing with dual layers is now 8x for +R DL.
An amazing 8.5 GB can be stored on a dual-layer disc. The large storage capacity makes the writer suitable for users who wish to quickly and simply store films, music and other volumes of data in a flexible way. A one-hour DVD video can be recorded in six minutes with the ND-3550A, irrespective of the DVD format. NEC also implemented its own developed buffer under run error prevention technology.
The ND-3550 takes advantage of an enhanced version of NEC's own AOPC technology (Active Optimum Power Control), which adjusts the laser effect in real time so as to achieve optimal readability. The ND-3550A is backwards compatible and writes on CD-R at a maximum speed of 48x.

Packaging

Package Contents
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  • Vincent C.
  • 5/1/2014 9:47:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Very happy with purchase. Great for copying Disk to Disk.

Cons: None

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5 out of 5 eggsStill working

Pros: Purchased in 2006 still working

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2012 12:21:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgood drive

Pros: great drive, worked good

Cons: no cons

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  • John A.
  • 9/24/2007 11:56:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNEC3550A Excels

Pros: Has made multiple CD R and RW, and DVD R and R/W disks...error-free. Most at 8X. Was even able to write error-free to CD-R media that 5 other drives had failed to use 100%. Using default firmware (1.31)

Cons: I prefer a media writer that shows a Green LED for reading and Yellow LED for writing. 3550A uses Green LED more commonly used for both modes.

Other Thoughts: No audible acoustic resonance heard from R/W head positioning subsystem... Resonance is often a problem with optical drives.

Drive was salvaged from a high-usage system before I started using it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2007 1:07:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of trash

Pros: Reads pre-manufactured CDs and DVDs just fine. Also makes fantastic coasters every time.

Cons: Makes coasters out of my CDs and DVDs, regardless of the brand of media I choose. The firmware is up to date, I've tried different software, but every DVD is a coaster.

Other Thoughts: Makes a great gift for those who want authentic DVDs-turned-coasters.

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  • Nick R.
  • 9/22/2007 12:11:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat burner

Pros: Never one error in last three years still burning strong.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: get it

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  • Shawn S.
  • 9/14/2007 9:49:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap, dependable? Win!

Pros: I've had one of these in the system I built in the middle of last year, and it has performed quite well.

These things will even stand up to being jostled a bit, and even thrown against a house, if still in the original container. (see below)

I'm not suprised they are out of stock now.

Cons: Box was dented from UPS's.... interesting delivery method.

Other Thoughts: Handles disc protection schemes that one time you have to put up with them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/12/2007 7:34:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: first one was DOA but newegg replaced it within 10 days. second one works no problem.

Cons: ...it isn't an hd-dvd burner?

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  • Ives C.
  • 9/8/2007 9:49:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGo NEC!

Pros: I have four from the ND-35XX series, including this model, fantastic drive! I have burnt, ripped, and read all types of media. Have had this model for almost three years, and a ND-2500 for over five years, no problems.

Cons: Little spool-up noise, but not that I really care

Other Thoughts: It will be a sad day when these are not available. I recommend them to all my friends and family, from Newegg, of course

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2007 11:01:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs3 years, no problems

Pros: this drive has been in my computer since i built it 3 years ago. can not say enough about this drive. it was great when i got it, still works just as good to this day. can read media that no other drive on no other computer i own can. (scratched/damaged)

Cons: bit outdated now.

Other Thoughts: if you want an all around good drive, this is the one for you. i am actually planing on getting 2 for my next build. some years down the road, i may replace one with a more moder drive, but until then, this is the drive for me.

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