I bought a NEC-3520 two weeks ago and I'm happy with the drive writing performace.
Reading is a constant problem:
I think this is related to media: MCC 002 from bulkpaq, not original from Verbatim.
Using Prodisc S04 and Ritek G04 seems to work (but I have just tried only one copy)
- I have tried some already burnt DVDs with a BTC-1004 and can't read some.
The media isn't very good (Ritek G04 and Prodisc R02), but it has passed CRC verification in my BTC-1004 and in a Toshiba 1612.
I have tried another IDE cable and even another new 3520.
From my experience, reading seems to be the same using original FW (1.04), Liggy & Dee B2 or B3.
Then, my questions are:
Do you have so much problems reading 'cheap' media?
Do you have so much problems reading media from previous writers?
A FW update can improve reading? Then, which FW would you advice?
Which is better as reader, a 3500 or 3520 drive?
I'm thinking about change my 3520 for a 3500. Is it worthwhile?
Any suggestion is welcome.
Thank you in advance!