DVD RW ND-3550
- 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
NEC (UK) Ltd today announced the launch of the ND3550A, its third-generation 16x DVD writer. The new model delivers faster plus and minus dual-layer recording and improves on the CD-RW speeds of its predecessor, the NEC ND3520A.
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.
Andrew Wyllie, Business Manager for NEC’s Data Storage Business in the UK, commented: “NEC is poised to become biggest supplier of DVD RW drives in the UK this year. This success in optical storage underlines the importance of our ongoing commitment to R&D and our proven ability to deliver high-performance products which meet customer demands. The ND3550A offers the fastest available DVD recording speeds and we are looking forward to seeing rapid uptake from consumers that recognise the quality that NEC provides.”
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.
The ND3550A will be available in beige, black and silver.
NEC DVD RW ND-3550. Colour of product: White. Optical drive type: DVD-RW, Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 48x. Media types supported: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R9, DVD+RW, DVD-Video, CD Extra, CD Text, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, , Dimensions (WxDxH): 148 x 190 x 42 mm, Number of optical discs: 1 discs