Firmware Version 1.Y2 for the ND-3550A drive Released

Firmware Version 1.Y2 for the ND-3550A drive Released.

Released firmware version 1.Y2 for the ND-3550A drive.

This firmware supports full bitsetting and comes in two versions.
1.Y2 RPC1 (RPC1 patch)
1.Y2 orig

Both firmwares share the same media speedups and tweaks

Grab it from our 3550 page

Crossflashing NEC 3530 to 3540 tested

Crossflashing a 3530 to a 3540 drive has just been tested by someone who doesn’t want to be mentioned.

First the good news – his drive is still alive. And now for the bad news – after crossflashing his drive, it was not able to recognize any disc. So we had to flash back to 3530 firmwares to make it work again.

So for everyone who wants to update his drive – it doesn’t seem to work at the moment 🙁

Ugly bug in Drive Converter found and eliminated

There was a bug in my Drive Converter that changed the ID to a wrong value. This resulted in the drive not being recognized by several tools anymore. A new version 1.21 has been uploaded that should be able to fix this problem again.

You might have to change to a different value (ND4150/4151) first, before you can apply the correct ID again.

1.X1 modified firmware for the ND-4550A drive released

LD4550 1.X1 (Liggy & Dee NEC ND-4550A firmware)

Two Versions available
Version Release Date 06/11/2005
Binflash + LD4550 1.X1 Original Firmware
Binflash + LD4550 1.X1 RPC1 Firmware
The firmware packages can be used with Windows, DOS, Linux or MAC. (see minifaq)
Please make sure you read the documentation included in the package.

NOTES
LD4550 1.X1 Orig
Media speedups, strategy tweaks, full bitsetting, plus extra DVD-RAM MID’s supported

LD4550 1.X1 RPC1
RPC1, media speedups, strategy tweaks, full bitsetting, plus extra DVD-RAM MID’s supported

The ND-4550A is not RIPLOCKED, so pressed DVD-VIDEO discs will RIP at 16x SL and 12x DL

You can download this firmware from our ND-4550A page