The NEC ND3540A DVD burner was released by NEC in June 2005.
Click here for detailed specifications of the NEC ND3540A.
CD Freaks published a NEC ND3540A First Look article but there is also a detailled NEC ND3540A review available. There's also a review of the MadDog MegaStor 6-in-1 drive which is a NEC ND-3540A OEM.
The following firmwares are available for download here:
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