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ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Included since: 17 Nov 2005
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Long product name NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige:
The short editorial description of NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige
ND-3550 IDE / ATAPI - UltraDMA33

Marketing text NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige

The official marketing text of NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige as supplied by the manufacturer
NEC’s speeds up DVD writing with third generation 16x writer

-Slashing dual-layer burning times by up to half
-Increasing the CD writing speeds of the industry-leading 3520A from 24x to 32x
-Faster minus dual-layer recording, from 4x to 6x and quicker plus dual-layer recording, from 4x to 8x*
-Providing the flexibility to choose between all formats and media without compromised performance

The new drive supports all available DVD and CD formats (with the exception of RAM), offering the ultimate in flexibility. With the fastest CD-RW burning capabilities of any DVD writer on the market, it is a versatile and cost-effective solution for burning CDs as well as DVDs, with no compromise on performance or capacity.

Incorporating patented NEC technology, this latest device provides a high-speed, high-capacity, reliable solution for a wide range of applications; from backing up CDs, video collections or backing up hard drives. The new drive enables 1 hour of DVD Video to be recorded in just 6 minutes, and allows users to store up to 8.5 GB onto one DVD disc.

The ND-3550A incorporates NEC’s ‘high resolution writing strategy’ and ‘Active Optimized Power Control’ (Active OPC) to enhance the quality of written data. Active OPC dynamically monitors writing power and reflection of the media in use, calculating the optimum laser power and adjusting it in real-time, to overcome issues such as fingerprints on a disc.

The new device supports Windows 98SE, 2000, Me and XP and 2003 server. Windows NT 4.0 is also supported if the video editing function is not required
Short summary description NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige:
This short summary of the NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R9, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, , -MPC Level 3 -MultiRead -PC2001, DVD-RW, Beige, Tray, DAO, SAO,TAO + zero gap,variable / fixed packet, multisession
Long summary description NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige:
This is an auto-generated long summary of NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Beige. Colour of product: Beige, Disc loading type: Tray. Optical drive type: DVD-RW, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 48x, DVD-R9 write speed: 8x. CD read speed: 48x. Access time: 140 ms
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Colour of product*
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Disc loading type
Type of mechanism by which the optical disc is loaded into the product.
Optical drive type*
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
DVD+RW write speed
DVD-R9 write speed
DVD-R Double Layer write speed
CD-R write speed
CD-RW write speed
DVD-RW write speed
DVD-R write speed
DVD+R write speed
DVD write speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
DVD read speed
Access time
Access time
140 ms
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
900 g
Other features
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R9, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, Photo CD, Video CD, Hybrid CD
Minimum system requirements
-MPC Level 3
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
DAO, SAO,TAO + zero gap,variable / fixed packet, multisession
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
148 x 42 x 190 mm
Number of discs
The amount of discs contained in the device.
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD+RW speed
DVD-R speed
Technical features
-Dust protected enclosure
-Emergency eject
Drive devices access time (read/write)
160 ms
Drive devices burst data transfer rate (PIO)
Mode 4
Drive devices burst data transfer rate (Ultra DMA)
Double Layer DVD write speed
DVD+R9 speed
Product code
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NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Black
NEC ND-3550 DVD-RW Black
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