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Item#: N82E16827152059

NEC Beige 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 DVD Burner - OEM

  • 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD-RW
  • 8X DVD+R DL 6X DVD-R DL
  • 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
Beige

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
IDE

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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2007 4:09:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT DVD burner

Pros: If you want an excellent DVD burner for a good price, buy this drive. Not one coaster or error in hundreds of burns with 6 different medias (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW). You cannot go wrong.

Cons: ZERO

Other Thoughts: Way to pass on the deals NewEgg!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2006 9:54:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works well and does the job.

Cons: Needed to get software for it since I didn't know if I had any kind of software to burn dvds.

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  • Yoan L.
  • 12/8/2006 3:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat piece

Pros: No issues, starts to work from the install

Cons: none so far

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  • Mrs. R.
  • 12/6/2006 9:22:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Does everything you would expect it to.

Cons: None

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  • Ming W.
  • 12/6/2006 3:27:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTeh best dvd drive

Pros: Thirty bucks, does everything I want (except blu ray)

Cons: Yer readin this and not pressing the BUY NOW button!!

Other Thoughts: This drive is IDE. DO NOT HOOK UP ANOTHER DRIVE TO YOUR IDE CABLE. If you do, burn speed will be insanely slow (1x - 2x). This is because with two drives on a single IDE cable, they have to share the bandwidth. And it's better to have all your bandwidth toward a single drive. (This is why those comp noobs complain about 2x speed on a 48x drive)

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  • MICHAEL E.
  • 11/29/2006 5:25:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsQuit working

Pros: I thought this was a good deal at the time of purchase but nooo
it quit on me.

Cons: Had this for about 8 months and it will only burn at 1X or 2X.Takes over 25 minutes to burn a DVD.BAH-HUMBUG!

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  • Robert G.
  • 11/27/2006 9:38:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a great DVD-RW drive, the buffer under-run protection is excellent, and I haven't had a single problem with it. 100% plug-and-play.

Cons: None, really

Other Thoughts: I haven't tested Dual-Layer functionality yet, as I haven't had the need to.

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  • Mark M.
  • 11/24/2006 7:32:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice drive

Pros: Very good drive for the price. I have used this with various types of media, and it has performed very well.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: This is a good working drive. I have purchased two of these burners and both of them have been doing a good job so far. If you are looking for a good drive for a great price this should work for you. As always, newegg did a great job of shipping the item in a timely manner.

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  • Terry S.
  • 11/15/2006 2:13:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHad to return after 6 months

Pros: Work alright for about 6 months

Cons: At 7 months, would not burn DVD's. My video editing programs like Ulead would not recognize the drive. Fortunately, Newegg has a great replacement warranty.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this NEC after what appeared to be good reviews. Let's hope the replacement goes longer than 6 months..

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  • Bryan H.
  • 11/8/2006 5:45:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: To date, this is the best CD/DVD burner I've used. Zero coasters in over 50 disks. My last burner was a famous brand, but it was junk compared to this!

Cons: None. Can't beat the value.

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