NEC ND-3500A review:

NEC ND-3500A

Double-layer DVD movie rip/burn tests (min:sec)
(Shorter bars indicate faster performance)
7.9GB DVD Video burn test  
7.9GB DVD Video rip test (from DVD Video)  
Note: *The Pioneer and the Asus drives write to 2.4X double-layer DVD+R media at 4X.

CD Audio rip/burn tests (min:sec)
(Shorter bars indicate faster performance)
74:35 CD Audio burn test  
74:35 CD Audio rip test  

RW read/write tests (min:sec)
(Shorter bars indicate faster performance)
4.22GB RW write test  
4.22GB RW read test  

Unless otherwise mentioned, all write tests are run with Verbatim media, rated at the drive's maximum speed. Find out more about how we test optical drives.

The ND-3500A's one-year warranty is standard among double-layer burners. Toll-based tech support for the unit is available only Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. At press time, the ND-3500A wasn't listed in the FAQ information on NEC's support Web site, though we were able to find free documentation downloads for the drive.

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