NEC ND1x00A DVD RW Firmware


Disclaimer: Use it on your own risk. Make sure that bad flashing can destroy your drive completly. ALL FLASHINGS ARE A RISK FOR THE DRIVE! You lost the warranty if you use a modded firmware.




DRIVEFlashtoolSystemRemarks
ND1x00ANEC1100ADOSthanx to Dangerous Brothers
ND5100ANEC5100ADOSthanx to Dangerous Brothers


2xDRIVE+only (ND1000 based)RPC2 (original)RPC2 (autoreset)RPC1 (free)Remarks
_NEC DVD+RW ND-1000A
1.01 5 (1.4)
1.01 5 (1.10)
1i01 5 (1.4)
1i01 5 (1.10)
1e01 5 (1.4)
1e01 5 (1.10)
Untested!
Untested!
4xDRIVE+only (ND1100 based)RPC2 (original)RPC2 (autoreset)RPC1 (free)Remarks
_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A
1.8Y 7 (1.38)
1.90 7 (1.10)
1.90 7 (1.21)
1.90 7 (1.22)
1.90 7 (1.26)
1.A0 7 (1.21)
1.A0 7 (1.26)
1.A1 7 (1.32)
1.B0 5 (1.32)
1.ND 5 (1.26)
2.02 7 (1.30)


1.8Y 7 (1.38)
1i90 7 (1.10)
1i90 7 (1.21)
1i90 7 (1.22)
1i90 7 (1.26)
1iA0 7 (1.21)
1iA0 7 (1.26)
1iA1 7 (1.32)
1.B0 5 (1.32)
1.ND 5 (1.26)
2.02 7 (1.30)
1iH0 7 (1.33)
1.H1 7 (1.43)
1.8Y 7 (1.38)
1e90 7 (1.10)
1e90 7 (1.21)
1e90 7 (1.22)
1e90 7 (1.26)
1eA0 7 (1.21)
1eA0 7 (1.26)
1eA1 7 (1.32)
1.B0 5 (1.32)
1.ND 5 (1.26)
2.02 7 (1.30)


Untested!
Untested!
1i90 Untested!
Untested!
Untested!
Untested!


Untested!
Untested!
Untested!
Bitsetting Hack
Bitsetting Hack
_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A DELL OEM
10GE 5 (1.32)
10GE 7 (1.32)
1iGE 5 (1.32)
1iGE 7 (1.32)
1eGE 5 (1.32)
1eGE 7 (1.32)
Untested!

_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A IODATA OEM
1.75 5 (1.10)
1.75 7 (1.10)
1i75 5 (1.10)
1i75 7 (1.10)
1e75 5 (1.10)
1e75 7 (1.10)
Untested!
Untested!
_NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A FSC OEM
1.E4 7 (1.46)
1.E4 7 (1.46)
1.E4 7 (1.46)
Has only 10x CD read speed! Support Bitsetting!
HP DVDwriter300
1.25 7 (1.10)
1.29 7 (1.33)
3.10 7 (1.43)
1i01 7 (1.10)
1i29 7 (1.33)
3.10 7 (1.43)
1e01 7 (1.10)
1e29 7 (1.33)
3.10 7 (1.43)

Support Bitsetting!
IOMEGA DVDRW4216INP-A
1.A0 7 (1.31)
1iA0 7 (1.31)
1eA0 7 (1.31)
Untested!
Mitsumi DW-7801TE
1.01 7 (1.10)
1i01 7 (1.10)
1e01 7 (1.10)

Plextor DVDR PX-504A
1.00 7 (1.21)
1.01 7 (1.22)
1.02 7 (1.46)
1i00 7 (1.21)
1i01 7 (1.22)
1.02 7 (1.46)
1e00 7 (1.21)
1e01 7 (1.22)
1.02 7 (1.46)
Untested!

Philips DVDRW416N
1.C0 7 (1.32)
1.C0 7 (1.32)
1.C0 7 (1.32)
Untested!
TDK DVDRW420N
1.38 5 (1.26)
1.38 7 (1.26)
1.39 5 (1.31)
1.39 7 (1.31)
1i38 5 (1.26)
1i38 7 (1.26)
1i39 5 (1.31)
1i39 7 (1.31)
1e38 5 (1.26)
1e38 7 (1.26)
1e39 5 (1.31)
1e39 7 (1.31)
Untested!
Untested!

Untested!
4xDRIVE +/- (ND1300 based)RPC2 (original)RPC2 (autoreset)RPC1 (free)Remarks
_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A
1.05 7 (1.30)
1.06 7 (1.48)
1.07 7 (1.48)
1.0A 7 (1.61)
1i05 7 (1.30)
1i06 7 (1.48)
1i07 7 (1.48)
1.0A 7 (1.61)
1e05 7 (1.30)
1e06 7 (1.48)
1e07 7 (1.48)
1.0A 7 (1.61)



has Problems with some DVD-R 4x discs
_NEC DVD_RW ND-1300A FSC
1.42 7 (1.60)
1.42 7 (1.60)
1.42 7 (1.60)
Untested! Fujitsu Siemens OEM Version!
IOMEGA DVDRW4216IND-A
1.20 7 (1.30)
1.20 7 (1.44a)
1i20 7 (1.30)
1.20 7 (1.44a)
1e20 7 (1.30)
1.20 7 (1.44a)

Untested!
TDK DVDRW0404N
1.06 7 (1.30)
1.07 7 (1.48)
1i06 7 (1.30)
1i07 7 (1.48)
1e06 7 (1.30)
1e07 7 (1.48)

Untested!
4xDRIVE +only (ND5100 based,slim)RPC2 (original)RPC2 (autoreset)RPC1 (free)Remarks
_NEC DVD+RW ND-5100A
1.30
1.30
1.30

_NEC DVD+RW ND-5100A DELL OEM
10ac
10ac
1.30



Check also Herrie's page for additional hacks and newer firmware.

I suggest to use the Autoreset firmwares because with this no aditional software like Region Killer is needed. After every startup the changes are set to 5 and the region to not set. (The drive takes the region of the insertet disc).

Flashing your drive! (Works only with real DOS-MODE)


Create a Bootdisk and unzip Flashtool and a firmware to the root directory of the bootdisk.
Boot the system from the bootdisk (Remove all medias from the nec)

The config switches are:
-pri (Primary) -sec (Secondary) -mas (Master) and -sla (Slave)

First you should make a backup of your current Firmware

A:\> NEC1100A (config switches) -out original.bin (Enter)

Check if the file has 620KB (some old versions are only 492KB) if this is smaller repeat the backup procedure. Now open the file with an HexViewer/Editor and search for "WRT_str" after this you find your servo version (SP5_6 = 5 or SP7 = 7)

With this info you can select the correct firmware for your drive. (I'm not sure if this is important because some users have succsessful updated an ND1000 (5) to 1.A0 (7)

Flash it with

A:\> NEC1100A (config switches) -flash newfirm.bin (Enter)

The drive will now flashed.
If the flash ended you can reboot the system with new firmware.

If you have an other firmware please make only the backup and send it to me.


Some words about upflashing:

ND1000 to ND1100 seems to be working
ND1100 to ND1300 is partially working but only with a special hack (I has some probs with DVD-R writing but maybee the original 1300 has similar probs.)