Disc typeReading speedWriting speed (*)
CD-ROM48x-
CD-R48x48x
CD-RW40x32x
DVD-ROM SL16x-
DVD-ROM DL13x-
DVD-R16x16x
DVD-RW13x6x
DVD+R16x16x
DVD+RW13x8x
DVD-R DL8x6x
DVD+R DL8x8x

(*) max. speed can only be achieved on certain discs

In addition to the NEC ND3650A, the ND3651A also features LabelFlash technology. NEC ND3650 and ND3651 drives incorporate an S-ATA interface instead of using parallel ATA.