How to determine if burner or media is bad?

vbimport

#1

hey, i got a nec 2510 with ritek g04 dvd-r, both from newegg. burned 10 discs, 3 had crc errors. i rma’ed the drive, got new one back and burned 10 more discs, 2 had crc errors.

at this point i’m inclined to think that it’s bad media. but is there any way to really know?


#2

Firmware version and media ID can help more. With more information, post in the NEC forum so that there could be more helpful replies. Otherwise, Ritek G04 4x DVD-R media is not good enough for ND-2510A in my opinion. Prodisc and CMC 8x DVD+R media seem reasonably priced these days though I’d rather get TY 8x DVD+R.


#3

Try different media, anything but G04


#4

You could try using Herries 107v2b5 firmware, which uses a better write strategy for RitekG04 media.
However, using hacked firmware would void your warranty or RMA rights.