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Provided by: NEC
enough to send us one of their latest DVD-writer the NEC ND-4551A. This drive
supports 16x DVD+R/-R, 5x DVD-RAM, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW writing and 8x/6x DVD+R
DL/-R DL writing technology – allowing Double Layer discs of 8.5GB to be
written. Another interesting feature that this drive carries is the Labelflash™
Deutschland GmbH, based in Ismaning near Munich, was established as a
wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation in 1987.
The product portfolio
includes the most modern presentation technology, such as Video, LCD and DLP™
projectors and plasma monitors as well as peripherals such as CD-ROM, DVD drives
and floppy disks. Telecommunications products and biometric security solutions
round off the product range.
The sales territory covers Central Europe,
including Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as the Benelux countries and
Eastern and South East Europe
Deutschland GmbH is founded.
of the first 24-pin printers, the legendary P6, which is still used and
asked for by many users throughout the world.
series, NEC offers the first heavy-duty laser printers for office
models 2A, 3D, 4D and 5D are the first monitors with 360Â° design and
digital control technology for easy screen adaptation to individual tasks
and user requirements.
the MultiSyncÂ® FG series, offering the first 15″ monitor on the
revolutionises the laser printer market with GDI and offers the first GDI
laser printer under 1000 marks. GDI is still used in a similar form by
many other manufacturers.
price sensation with the Superscript 3000, a thermosublimation colour
printer with photorealistic printing quality.
CromaClear™ technology and sets a new standard for picture quality in 15″-
and 17″ monitors. The CromaClear™ slot mask combines the advantages of
previous hole and aperture grill masks to provide an extremely clear,
brilliant and uniformly bright picture.
with Adobe, develops a new generation of laser printers by introducing
PrintGear* technology. This page description language, which is similar to
Postscript and optimised for office applications, results in previously
unheard of printing performance at extremely economical
first manufacturer to mass produce 20″ LCD monitors. The LCD 2000 will be
offered on the German market in August, again putting NEC well ahead of
the competition in
July this year, the new enterprise NEC-Mitsubishi Electric Visual Systems
Corp. (NMV) went operational in Europe and the USA. The joint venture
between NEC and Mitsubishi Electric involves the amalgamation of the
monitor manufacturing activities and know how of both companies, with the
aim of obtaining greater market share through a stronger presence in the
market. Since then, NEC Deutschland GmbH focuses exclusively on sales and
marketing of hi-res plasmadisplays and projectors, rotating memories and
first manufacturer to supply the world-wide largest in series 61-inches
plasma display with diagonals up to 1.55 meters.
Corporation will position its business on “providing integrated solutions
(including services) for mission critical systems in open environments” and
concentrate further on IT and network integrating solution
NEC Electronics Corporation which concentrates its management
resources on system large-scale integration (LSI) business will strengthen its
global competitiveness, expanding its business as a specialist enterprise that
empowers its global customers by providing semiconductor solutions for high-end
Through this new NEC group structure, NEC aims to increase
the corporate value of the entire NEC group.
If you are
interested in reading more company information, please visit: NEC
listed specification of this drive was found on the NEC Germany
section we will take a look at what the drive came shipped with and take a look
at the drive and its technology.
see the contents of the retail box:
internal ND-4551 drive itself
98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2003 Server
ShowTime 2 for Windows 98SE, ME, 200 and XP
to take a look at the drive itself:
ND-4551A uses the same bezel that previous NEC DVD Writers have used. A simple
and clean design that includes a few logos, a single green coloured LED, an
emergency eject hole and an eject button. (We would prefer different LED colours
to distinguish between reading and writing operations). The logos located on the
right side of the drive tray include a DVD
Forum DVD-Multi Recorder R DL logo, a DVD Alliance DVD+R
DL logo, and a CD-RW Ultra Speed logo.
top-side of the drive we found one sticker and we can read it was made in
Malaysia ‘“ December 2005.
underside of the drive we can see a pattern of holes, which is used for
the drive starting from the left, we can see a digital audio connector; analogue
audio connector; pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or
master; IDE connector and finally the power connector.
the drive without any problems and here is a screenshot from Nero
screenshot of Nero InfoTool above, we miss Mt.Rainier and a larger buffer size.
Our drive came shipped with firmware 1-07.
from Nero Burning ROM:
this review and see how it really performs.
will take a look at the test machine, the software, the drive
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