I just ordered a 20 pk of Verbatim DVD+R DL 2.4x-8x from newegg. This will be my first foray into dual layer media, and I’d like to avoid making expensive coasters. I have the NEC 3520A w/ the 1.04 fw.
Can anyone give me some advice on the steps I need to take to ensure good burns from the beginning? Is there any kind of tutorial?
I’m guessing that I first need to get the proper firmware. I really don’t care about having the fastest speed, but I do want the best quality. I usually use TY-02 for single layer discs, and this will be my first dl attempt. I don’t remember what kind of CD-R’s I use. Which firmware will give me the best results? Here is a link to the various firwares for this drive, but I have no idea which one to use, or if I should just stay w/ 1.04.
Once I get the right firmware I’m guessing the next hurdle will be the layer break. I’ve never done this, so I’m not sure exactly what i need to do. I have and am familiar with dvd decrypter, shrink, anydvd, nero, and others. I just downloaded imgburn 2.0, but have never used it. Can anybody step me through what I need to do to get this right?