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DVD

Vendor Model Autodetected Working Correctly SUSE Release Comments
10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 11.0 11.1 11.2
ASUS DRW-1608P3S Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Benq DW1620 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Benq DW1640 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png K3B Does not detect certain media speeds correctly
Dynex DX-DVDRW16 Icon-checked.png
LG GSA 4081B Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png This was initially working fine until attempted to burn an ISO. Since then the CD is not recognised by windows or Linux. cdrecord -scanbus can not detect the drive any more. I note a similar problem happened with LG drives with an old version of Mandrake (9.3), but can not see any record of this under suse 10.1...

I had this drive working under SuSE 9.2 Professional, and also 9.3.Need to ensure that device has correct name, linux numbers drives in sequence a b c d for First master drive, First slave drive, Second Master drive, second slave drive. You should not install it as a master drive if the first drive doesn't have a slave. Trying to get it to work as an external DVD burner under SuSE 10 OSS, not detected.

LG GSA-4120B Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Tested on SuSE 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1 - Burned DVDs & CDs
LG GSA-4163B Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
LG GWA-4161B Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
LG GSA-4167BLB Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
LG GSA H10N Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Tested on SuSE 9.3 to 11.1 - Burned DVDs & CDs
LG GSA H22N Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
LG GSA H44N Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Works with no problems.
LG GSA H50L Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Tested on SuSE 10.0 to 11.1 - Burned DVDs & CDs; also lightScribe works perfect
LG GH20NS Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Tested on SuSE 10.3 - Burned DVDs & CDs
LG GH22NS50 Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png Reading works fine. Fails to burn.
Lite-On LDW-811S Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Lite-On SHW-165P6 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Lite-On SHW-16H5S Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png SuSE 10.2
NEC AD-7543A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png SuSE 10.2 (FlashLabel - NOT TESTED)
NEC AD-7173A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png SuSE 10.2 (FlashLabel - NOT TESTED)
NEC ND-4550A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Tested on SuSE 10.0, 10.1, 10.2 - Burned DVDs & CDs
NEC ND-3550A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png

(2006/09/30) - NEC ND-3550 Tested on SUSE 10.1 and 10 Burned DVDs and CDs(although a few corrupted JPG files have resulted... Always verify your DVDs/CDs) Reading from commercial DVDs and audioCD is fine, also the copyprotected ones. --Kennneth Aar


(2006/09/03) - Tested on SuSE 10.1 with DVD+R (single layer, multisession) and standard CD-R with no problems. Commercial CD audio not tested (neither extraction nor playing). --Noelamac


Umm beg to differ.

Does NOT work at all with Linux. Tried SUSE and Fedora Core. I checked the Hardware Compatibility List for this drive, and it turns out that ALL of the low end NEC Drives are problematic with Linux. Read only. Audio CD'S don't play (known problem) nor can you ever write to this device from Linux.

For windows, it works great. 4 months of frustration...

I am going to prolly get a sony to replace this.

Nothing on newegg tells you this doesn't work with Linux.

On the NEC site at: http://www.sw.nec.co.jp/products/optical/en/ND-3550A/index.shtml you will read: required os: Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) XP Home, Professional(SP2)

The Linux HCL at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/cdrom.html says:

17.3. Notes

All CD-ROM drives should work similarly for reading data. There are various compatibility problems with audio CD playing utilities. (Especially with newer low-end NEC drives.) Some alpha drivers may not have audio support yet.

Believe it!

Wayno

PHILIPS SPD2400L1 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Pioneer DVR-108 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Pioneer DVR-110D Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png openSuSE 10.2
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K15 Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png openSuSE 10.2 x64/ openSuSE 10.3 x64. Tested with DVD+R and DVD+RW. It's a notebook drive.
Plextor PX-608U Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Plextor PX-708A Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png
Plextor PX-740A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Plextor PX-750UF Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-question.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Have not tested Firewire connection.
Samsung SH-D163B Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Samsung SH-S162L Icon-question.png Icon-cross.png More Details: [1]
Samsung SH-S182M Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png openSUSE 10.3
Samsung SH-S223Q Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png light scribe works
Samsung SH-SH-W162Z Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Samsung TS-H552B Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Sony DW-Q30A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Sony DVD RW DW-D22A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Sony DVD RW DW-D26A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png openSUSE 10.3, Only works perfectly when plugged in IDE1
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD RW AD-7191A 1.04 USB Icon-checked.png Icon-cross.png Icon-checked.png openSUSE 10.3, Works but crashes frequently and has trouble supporting ExtraCD. Problem usually solved with a power off and on. Lightscribe works using the HP software tested as of 8/3/08 Using a USB enclosure with this drive.
Sony DDU1615S DVD-ROM Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
TS-DT-ST GCCH10N CDR/DVD Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png
TSSTcorp SH-S183A Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png Icon-checked.png