I've recently bought the NEC 3520A burner with a spindle of RiData 8X DVD-R's (RITEKG05). I chose the RiData discs cause I used to use their CD-R's.
I have burned about 15 DVDs at 8x with no problems. However, I just realized that it takes around 15 minutes for me to burn a DVD at 8x when it is only supposed to take 8-9 minutes - meaning it is actually burning at 4x when I select 8x. BTW, I'm using Nero 126.96.36.199.
I've browsed around the forum, but I'm a bit confused as to what I need to do. I checked to make sure DMA was enabled, and it is. I don't think it is the media either. While I was searching, I came across this thread. Now I'm thinking that I need to upgrade my firmware (currently have stock v1.04.
It seems like the modified firmware, LD3520 1.UA, is the most popular here. If I flash my drive with this firmware, will I be able to burn at 8x (in 8-9 minutes)? On the media compatibility list, it shows that 8x for the RitekG05 is the max supported speed on the stock firmware - but I can't achieve 8x burning times.
What should I do? I just want to burn 8x on my 8x media!