8x dvd-r won't burn at 8x on NEC 2510a

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#1

Hi, i have a dvd-r (nec nd-2510a) that is supposed to burn at 8x. It was burning at that speed with nero 7 in the past, but in the last month i had to do a complete system restore. Since then, it has given me a max of 2.4x in the nero options. I’m not a “noob” with computers, but i can’t get this to work right for the life of me and its very irritating. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.


#2

Welcome to the forum.

2.4x is the default write speed when an 8x burner cannot recognise the Media ID of a DVD blank when inserted.

I’d suggest that you’ve now using a different media than before. Updating your firmware to the latest available from NEC might overcome this. It can be found here .

I’m moving this to the NEC sub-forum of Optical Drives.


#3

Make sure DMA2 mode is enabled.


#4

Penn0116 - Did you ever get your problem fixed? I am basically having the same issue.

I have a Gateway GR-500 with a Double layer 8X DVD+/-RW drive that should according to Gateway

Write speed
DVD-R: 2x, 4x CLV, 8x ZCLV
DVD-RW: 1x, 2x, 4x CLV
DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x ZCLV, 3x-5x PCAV (Ver.2.1)
DVD+R: SL - 2.4x, 4x CLV, 8x, 12x ZCLV
DL - 2.4x CLV
DVD+RW: 2.4x, 4x CLV
CD-R: 4x, 8x, 16x CLV, 24x, 32x, 40x ZCLV
CD-RW: 4x, 8x, 10x, 16x CLV, 24x ZCLV

Originally I was able to burn at 8x. That was about 500 DVD’s ago.
Now I burn at 4x as a max speed.
This problem has been plaquing me for several months.
I am using Nero SmartStart for burning.

At first I thought it was the media but after many different brands I do not think that is the issue.

I even got so frustrated that I did a destructive reformat.
And still the problem exists.

A call into Gateway tells me that it is actually an
NEC ND-2510A, even though my device manager tells me it is something else.

I tried a firmware update from NEC and I received the message “Target NEC ND-2510 is not found correctly”

I am about this close to buying a new burner.
I’m still curious why I am limited to 4x burns.


#5

You cannot crossflash with offical flashers.

Try binflash.


#6

Also is the drive running in UDMA 2 mode?


#7

UDMA 2 mode would be found where?
In the BIOS?
In Nero?
Under Device Manager, Properties?

“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people” - - Eleanor Roosevelt


#8

Bios and Device Manager


#9

Thanks. I will check when I get back to the house.


#10

Also you might want to read here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60218


#11

I don’t know if your problem was like mine, but when i had the same thing as you, I now put a blank disk in before i open nero and start the project, and it gives me all the speed options.
Sorry if this is not your problem!


#12

Surely this person has a disc in the drive :doh: Could be :o


#13

PIO off. DMA 2 on.
New issue … 1st attempt at a burn speed of (8x) showing.
Hurray but wait. What’s that the burn button is grayed out.
Possible corrupt program?

And Penn yes that is just like the problem I am/was experiencing.


#14

Which drive is the target drive?
Is the media inserted really BLANK?


#15

The D Drive is the target.
Data is burned from HD to NEC 2510A.
And yes the media is blank.


#16

And the “D drive” is what drive??