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.
1) Datawrite grey titanium
2) Datawrite Yellow
3) Datawrite Titanium hub printable.
4) 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?