I have been scouring the internet for information revolving around why a Company like NEC sells a rom drive, that they say is capable of writing and reading to DVD-R formatted discs, yet it cannot.
RobLamb I don’t see how updating Nero can fix this issue? I’m in agreement w/OldGreek, if the trouble is just a program you’re trying to use. Then it stands to reason you’d have success w/other programs. Alcohol won’t burn a DVD-R either. IF upgrading Nero somehow fixed your problem, then I’m truly happy for you. I’m going to try the same thing, since I have the same DVD Rom Maddog Megastore 6 in 1, dual layer, 8x DVD ± R ± RW. However I won’t be holding my breath. I beleive at this point their is an obvious flaw in this line of rom drives. It happens from time to time and companies usualy do everything they can to get out of admitting they took your hard earned cash for something that doesn’t work correctly. The NEC website shows this model as discontinued…I wonder why that is?
I specificly bought this burner because it covers almost all media types and therefore doesn’t limit me. Come to find out, it’s doing just that. I will say other than not being able to read or write to DVD-R/W (half the discs out there) it does a great job w/DVD+R/W. Idk if anyone else has this same trouble, but it also will not write a D.ual L.ayer disc.
Assuming that this model isn’t inherantly fubar’d and their’s nothing one can do, but except their fate, unless they’ve just recently purchased it and can return it. What avenue’s does that leave? Upgrading firmware? Ok, I’ve found the latest version 3.26 here:
However I’m not familiar w/how to ‘flash’ or ‘use’ this? I tried to install it like u would an updated driver and the program craps out, so I guess I’m not doing it right. Would anyone be so kind as to point me in the right direction? Can anyone tell me if they are unable to write D.ual L.ayer discs as well? And if upgrading Nero has let u now burn DVD-R discs, are u able to do that w/any other program? I’m glad I’ve found this forum, I hope the what I’ve read here is from 5 years ago, hehe.