Hi, I need some input.
My Nec 2500A flashed to Herrie's B7 firmware is showing signs of poor read characteristics.
The NEC is in a fresh Dell 400sc with 1g of ram, 40G WD as prim mas, 120G Maxor as prim slave, Ultra DMA 5 on both drives, NEC 2500 as secondary mas & Dell CD-R as slave, DMA 2, both drives, using new install of Win XP Pro, SP. 1.
I use latest DVD Shrink to copy to HD then & Nero 126.96.36.199 to burn to DVD disk.
I acknowledge that I am using crap media, Onidtech 4X -R, & burn settings in DVD Shrink are at set at 4X, "not" Max.
I show finished burn, eject disk, then reload (on NEC) and run Nero Drive speed and get read stop errors 1/3 through the disk. Check disk with DVDInfo Pro and show multiple errors at end of the disk.???
Then I place same disk in my Tosh Laptop, run same ver DVDInfo using my Tosh DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive and show no errors & disk plays fine as a DVD??? Also seems to play fine in my (forgive me) Go Video DVD/VHS
Do I asume my NEC is a good writer but very poor reader due to media?
Or do I have a defective drive in terms of reading?
I know the NEC 2500 can be a picky reader, I have been following the threads, yet from what I can tell, my drive is more than a little picky.
I do not have a Lite-on drive to do K-Probe nor access to one, so I cannot verify the quality of the burns.
What I would like to know from the more experienced contributors, is some clarification on my above asumptions and/or what other tests I might do to determine if my NEC is a good or bad drive?
Thank you for your response