First let me thank you for your patience with me.
So I bought the NEC ND2510A from newegg and placed it in a firewire enclosure. I'm using a Mac (Mac OS 10.3.8) and Roxio Toast (6.0.7) for my burning needs.
Now I'm wondering what kind of media to use and whether I should upgrade the firmware. Currently I'm using RiData 4X DVD-R and the firmware is 2.15.
The problem that I have is that I bought a sampler of few 8X and they didn't burn at 8X but rather at 4X. Now that I have read Liggy's thread I realize that in order to burn at 8X speeds I either have to change firmware or buy a different brand of DVD-Rs.
What you suggest I should do?
I have access to a PC so I should be able to upgrade the firmware.
If you suggest that I should change the firmware which one would you suggest installing?
If you suggest that I change the media I'm using, which ones would you suggest? (I mostly use the burner for data and movie backups)
Again thanks for your time,