First of all, a big thanks to everyone here and the Cd freaks team. I learnt a lot from you !
I own a Nec ND3520A and a modded Pstwo(v12) and I'm having trouble burning good backups. I had no coasters so far but loading times are slower than originals, sound skips sometimes, etc... . A classic, it seems
The resulting quality is incredibly variable, depending on media (of course) and burning speed. Strange is, if I burn at slower speeds, disc readibility is decreased dramatically. Backups at 2x or 4x on 8x Verbatim -R media gave me a lot of spikes on Nero speed test and are almost unreadable on the console. I tried burning one at 12x and got the same smooth reading curve that the one on the stock vs LD firmware comparison page, so I think my burner's behavior is standard. The 12x backup played good, but is still not really perfect. And I fear for my laser's durability.
Ripping and burning is done with dvdDecrypter.
I tried stock and LD beta firmwares,
I tried Verbatim -R 8x, Bulkpack Orange -R 4x (Skc. co. Ltd. media code), Verbatim +R 4x, I burnt a lot, and before ordering a new blank DVDs cakebox, I'd like to know if someone who owns a 3520a is able to do perfect backups of ps2 games, and how (media, burning speed, firmware).
Thank you !