Hi, I am also very new to this business but have also just replaced an old 4x writer with a new NEC ND-3540A. Not sure if this is the place to post this but here goes.
I have some DataWrite Titanium DVD-R 8x media (100 tub) which Nero tells me are Verbatim MCC 02RG20 discs with write capability of 2x,4x,6x,8x,12x.
Problem is that Nero transfer test cannot get above 4x with this media/drive combination - does anyone know if there is a compatibility issue here. The drive came with firmware 1.01 and I cannot find any updates for that on the NEC website.
By the way, I have another (50 tub) of DataWrite 8x that Nero identifies as CMC CMC MAG AE1 with 2x,4x,6x,8x and the transfer test happily get up to 8x with those.
Hope someone can tell me if there is anything I need to fix or whether I should just live with slow writes on these media and avoid Verbatim in future.