I have a newly purchased NEC ND-3550A. I’m trying to burn some Memorex DVD-R 8x media (ID: TYG02), the write completes, however some files are unreadable on the disc afterwards (CRC mismatch). I’ve tried burning with Nero 6.x and with Alcohol 120%. Both fail. It is as if certain areas of the disc did not write well. A writing strategy issue or poor media perhaps? I tried burning the discs with the stock firmware (version 1.05). I tried the official 1.06 firmware afterwards. The burns still failed.
The same media writes well, and works afterwards in the older NEC ND-2500A I have access to. The ND-2500A drive is in a different PC. Media I have burned with the ND-2500A, and which have passed CRC checks, does not read correctly in the newer ND-3550A.
The drive is currently connected to my onboard (UDMA133) IDE controller (on an ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard), second channel as slave with a Seagate harddrive as master. I’ve attempted to put the ND-3550A on its own channel, with no other devices, however this did not help. Running Windows XP Professional with service pack 2. The ND-3550A is set up as UDMA Mode 2. Standard XP drivers are used for the DVD-writer as I’ve seen people here suggest.
Does anyone have any suggestions that may help me to correct this issue? Bad drive, bad media? I’d love to hear from you.