|Specification of the NEC NR-7900:
||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing
||CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Audio,CD Extra,
CD Text, CD-I, CD-Bridge,Photo-CD,
Video CD, Hybrid CD
|Read/write support in Raw-mode
||RAW-DAO " supported
RAW-DAO Write Simulation " unsupported
CD+G RAW-DAO " supported
RAW-SAO " supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation " supported
|Average access time
||4x, 8x, 16x (CLV)
20x, 24x (Zone-CLV)
||2x, 4x, 10x
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology
||Ultra DMA 33
||40x max (6000 KBytes/s)
|Price as tested
||up to $100
The drive ships in an OEM package.
The box contains:
- 16x CD-R and High Speed CD-RW (4x-10x) from Primedisc ;
- 4 screws and an Eject Stick
- Analog cable for connecting the drive to a sound card;
- IDE cable.
Character and method of recording:
In our lab we had a preproduction sample.
That is why there is neither a user manual nor software for CD recording.
Although the recorder had some software with it, it wasn't officially announced
when we received it, and NEC workers recorded on a CD-R an unreleased version
of the Nero Burning ROM - v188.8.131.52. This version was used in the tests.
The tests show that the drive doesn't like much our technological cyanine
CD-R discs with ATIP 4M. There was an error at the first minutes of recording
(note that these low-quality discs are recorded at 4x, which is the low
limit of the most of high-speed CD-RW drives).
Thus, instead of the cyanine disc we tried a CD-R from SKC in a bulk
package. But the recorder considered it too poor in quality as well for
recording at 24x and suggested the recording was implemented at 3 other
speeds with the highest being 16x.
The appearance is somewhat square and rectangular, though the most of manufacturers
today move toward roundish forms. However, such square forms create a NEC's
On the front panel you can find one LED which works in one-color mode,
a headphones jack, a mechanical volume control, an emergency ejection hole
and a rectangular tray button which produces a sharp click when pressed.
When going out the tray buzzes. The rear panel has a digital-out.
Ejected discs are quite warm. But the drive works rather quietly, without
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