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DVD RW ND-3550
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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.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 04 Feb 2006
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Info modified on: 06 Feb 2017 11:51:45
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Long product name NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White:
The short editorial description of NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White
DVD RW ND-3550

Marketing text NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White

The official marketing text of NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White as supplied by the manufacturer
- 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

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.
Short summary description NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White:
This short summary of the NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
NEC DVD RW ND-3550, White, DVD-RW, 2 MB, 48x, 32x, 48x
Long summary description NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White:
This is an auto-generated long summary of NEC DVD RW ND-3550 Internal DVD-RW White based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
NEC DVD RW ND-3550. Color 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): 5.83 x 7.48 x 1.65" (148 x 190 x 42 mm)
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Color of product*
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
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
Reading speed
CD read speed*
Reading speed
DVD read speed
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
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
5.83 x 7.48 x 1.65" (148 x 190 x 42 mm)
Number of discs
The amount of discs contained in the device.
1 discs
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD-R speed
DVD+RW speed
Double Layer DVD write speed