NEC ND-4570A DVD Burner Preview


 

 

 

Preview: NEC ND-4570A
Previewed by: Dee-27
Provided by: CdFreaks
Firmware: 1.02
Manufactured: January 2006

We at CDFreaks would like to present a preview of the latest multi drive from NEC, the ND-4570A. The ND-4570A boasts several improvements over the ND-4550A. Among these improvements is a new faster 8x writing method for DVD±R, a new 6x CLV (Constant Linear Velocity) writing method for DVD-RW and 8x writing speed support for DVD-R DL media.

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The NEC ND-4570A supports 48x/32x CD-R/RW, 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written. DVD-RAM at present is supported at up to 5X.

Drive specifications:


Below is the NEC ND-4570A specifications found on NEC (D) website

 

Whats inside the box?

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Since the drive is a bulk drive, there is neither a retail box nor any software, cables or fixing screws.

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself.


The internal ND-4570A drive


Front

The bezel is NEC’s usual plain but not unattractive style. The front sports a single (green) LED for read/write, an emergency eject hole and the eject/close button.

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Top

On top of the drive we found one label, and we can see the drive was manufactured in Malaysia, during January 2006.


Bottom

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Rear

On the back of the drive there are from the left: Digital Audio connector; analogue audio connector; pins and jumper to set the drive to cable select, slave or master; IDE connector, power connector.

What’s new on the ND-4570A:

  • The NEC ND-4570A has been completely redesigned and housed in a new case, which is approximately 2cm shorter than previous NEC drives.
  • The drive mechanism has also been redesigned, and it appears an all new upper chassis has been used.
  • An all new bezel has also been used; with the positions of the emergency eject hole and LED repositioned.
  • A new tray design, now all trays are black regardless of the bezel colour.

Now, let us install the drive and check out the features on the next page…

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