I had just enough time to install my 3540A before I had to wrap it up for the night so I could peel myself out of bed a 6:30 this morning. Installed it, wham-bam, almost too easy. Wait a minute, NOTHING ever goes as it should…something’s gotta be wrong! Flashed to 1.03 to avoid the problems with 1.01 my cousin told me about.
So I got myself all ready to go, and was about to fire up Nero and burn the DVD I just mixed/mastered. Gah…not enough time…I’ll just burn a CD, I need a backup copy of my new one anyway, and I ripped it beforehand.
Here’s where this part of the story goes to the crapper; I fire up Nero Express :Z (first thing I saw) and drag/drop it into the window. I insert one of my blanks (Princo 52X that I suspected as POSes) and it detects it as 24X…ok so it sucks…but will it burn? “Burn process falied at 24X” and 8% Tried again with another blank Princo…same-o same-o.
Arrg! I’ve still got 30 of the 100 pack left…crap! None of my Plextors ever made a coaster with this (admittedly pretty crappy) stuff…I guess they can make CDs from crap, because I always got useable CDs. :a
Dug up a Maxwell blank I got as a gift a looongg time ago…detects and burns at 48x, and since it’s the fastest burn I’ve EVER seen, I’m assuming that none of these Princos ever pushed 26X (have seen a few indications to that effect in EZCD6 with my plextor 52X, but who believes Roxio?) :a
So, what’s good, decently priced media that I can get in this tiny speck on the map that my 3540 agrees with? Got Wally-world and Staples, but I won’t set foot in RadioShack, so help me! What does Newegg have that’s good?
Thanks a million