I bought a 3500A last week and burned about 15 Verbatim 2,4x DVD+R without a problem. Then I tried to use the Platinum 8x DVD+R and it didn’t work. Nero (first Version 126.96.36.199 then 6.6) switches to the burning window, caches the files and then the window freezes, the 3500 in idle. When I go to disc info it shows me all the data of the DVD, I mean the drive can read the disc. I also tried to update to firmware version 2.17 - Binflash says: “Problem sending firmware to flash”, and I tried others without success too. I don’t know what to do now - maybe someone can help me. Since some guys recommend the Platinum media for the 3500, it should work with mine too.
Thanks a lot,
P.S.: Win XP, Athlon 2000, Epox 8k3a, NEC 3500 as secondary master