External USB 2.0 NEC 3520a...Please help!

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#1

Great site by the way. Never knew it existed.

I have a NEC 3520a in an external USB 2.0 enclosure. Recently it has started to do all kinds of funny things. First off, when burning a CD, it would keep telling me to insert a blank media when one was already there.

Second, it constantly resets itself when burning DVDs. It will kick off and then fail at about 2%.

Is my drive dying or already dead? Could I have a bad enclosure?

By the way, I updated the firmware and it did no good. It will not read CDs. It will read DVDs.

Not sure where to start.


#2

Try other “high quality” media. If that does not help, I assume that your drive is faulty.


#3

What Chipset is in the USB 2.0 enclosure? What kind of computer and chipset is on the motherboard? Have you tried burning to DVD + R or -R or both? Can you pull the drive out of the enclosure and put it on an IDE channel to test it without the enclosure?


#4

I am using memorex dvd-r. They were burning flawlessly a week ago. I have burned 20 dvds without errors. Now, the drive just resets itself. It will not read any CDs at all. It will burn 2-3 dvds though


#5

Here’s a link of the enclosure: Enclosure

I am using a dell latitude C840. I have been burning with this setup for some time. All of these problems just started out of no where. Maybe I do have a bad drive.


#6

RMA the drive. If that doesn’t work, look at media or USB controller issues.