I purchased the NEC 3520 as it was recommended in this forum and also a benq 1620.
I flashed the NEC with the U.6 firmware to allow 12 speed burning
I then ran nero cd speed which read the cd in using the nec 3520 and had a smooth read up until 3.5 gig when the reading speed dropped down to around 1 or 2 speed.
I then used the benq to perform its disc quality check.
I have used 4 dvd-r’s with similar results from different batches.
- Datawrite grey titanium
- Datawrite Yellow
- Datawrite Titanium hub printable.
- Datawrite printable
Here are the results which suggest to me that these discs should not be written above 8 speed.
I tried writing these using the benq and got very good results.
Drive: BENQ DVD DD DW1620
Disc: DVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1)
Selected speed: Maximum
PO failures: 2336831
Maximum: 23.7 %
Average: 12.83 %
Elapsed time: 9:50
Number of samples: 17483
Average scanning interval: 8.45 ECC
Glitches removed: 0
Any comments please
Has anyone in the uk owning a NEC 3520 had sucess with CMC.MAG.AE1 at 12 speed (Discs from SVP)
Would a NEC 3500 given better results?