Bought my NEC-2500A a few months ago and later upgraded the firmware to Herrie’s 1.07v2b4. The very first spindle of DVD+Rs I bought was a Memorex 4x pack that turned out to be CMC MAG F01. While the Nero CD-DVD read speed curves looked great, due to previous bad experiences with CMC CDRs, I was very nervous about archiving anything of value to these DVDs.
I picked up some Verbatim 4x Digital Movie DVD-Rs last week. These have media code MCC01RG20, so I was expecting to see great results. Burnt my first data backup disc at 4x in Nero last night. Unfortunately, the read curve is very disappointing.
Results were no better in DVDInfoPro:
I have some questions regarding my results:
[li]Is there a firmware other than Herrie’s 1.07v2b4 that I should try? I would think the answer to this would be ‘No’.
[/li][li]If I use these DVD-Rs for data backup, would you advise that I not write more than 4.0GB to these discs? I did a Read Error Test in DVDInfo Pro and found no read errors, but still concerned about readability in the future. Unfortunately I don’t have a Lite-On drive so can’t check out PI/PO.
[/li][li]Does Nero write files/folders to disc in alphabetical order? I think it does, but I’m not certain. If so, I could pretty easily figure out what files were written over the 4GB mark & re-burn them to a new DVD-R.
Thanks in advance for any help.