Sorry if this is answered elsewhere…first post.
I am also kinda new to this firmware upgrading and specialised media thing, I kind expected to put an 8x disc in an 8x drive and just have it write at 8x for goodness’ sake
(I have done a firmware upgrade before and it solved a problem like this with my old Liteon dvd burner.)
I have recently purchased an NEC3500-AG drive, and I am extremely happy with the drive for it’s quality. (it’s not made a single write error in over 20 DVD’s whereas my previous Liteon was very hit and miss.)
However, the main problem is that I cannot write above 4x on the discs I have. I do not have the name or brand of the media, but the gent who I bought them from is a reputable source and said they are rated at 8x.
This includes Discjuggler, Nero6 and CloneDVD, none will go above 4x write.
All but Nero are oldish version so I will update the software soon.
One other thing that I know has been mentioned here is that I have an nForce motherboard, and am using the nforce IDE drivers.
It is using the retail firmware v2.16.
Will a firmware upgrade sort this drive out?
Does anyone have any other suggestions.
As this is a 16x drive I will damn unhappy if I cannot get it to write above 4x.