I replaced the HL drive in my Dell with this new NEC so I now have the NEC DVD and the HL CD-R/W drives on the same cable. The other HL DVD drive I took out was set to cable select so that is what I set the NEC to. The Nero InfoTool is showing that the NEC is Master on the Secondary IDE Channel and the HL is Slave on the Secondary IDE Channel. Both have DMA on. And WinXP Pro Device Mgr is showing that Device 0 & 1 are set to Ultra DMA Mode 2.
I only have Nero 188.8.131.52 loaded. I started to play with the CD Speed utility don't don't know if it worked or not - not sure what I am doing with the tool? I have tried burning some test data to three different DVD+R and Nero seems to do the job because I set the option to verify and it looks to complete it. But I can't read the disc I just burn all three times.
No I have not tried any other media beside these KHypermedia I bought from Office Max. The instructor burned it on Memorex DVD+R media using a TEAC external burner. That is the media that was junk the first time around but the next time I was able to read it on the classroom PC's LiteOn drive but not my NEC or the Dell HL (that I mounted in a different PC for testing). I sure hope this new NEC is not going to be so particular with media. I suppose I will have to go buy some different media to test? I did not know this stuff was so involved - unlike CD burning (which I have had no problems with)?
How can I perform a read/write test?