[qanda]This thread is about the Memorex 20x MRX-530L v1 Internal. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi guys, I have been doing a bit of reading on the site for a while now and finally ran into something that I could not quite figure out.
I have been trying to burn a data cd full of mp3 files so that I could play on my car stereo. My car stereo is a factory VW system. The cd reading is not the greatest, but it has always worked without a problem. I have been burning mp3 cds for this car for a while now and I only have run into a few issues in the past. The stereo has a few restrictions on character limit and a file limit per folder. I always like organizing the files by folder defining either a genre/artist/album. From a click of a button I just switch from Jazz, to Rock, to House. The only thing I have changed recently is the primary drive.
I used to have a Sony DRU-710A (Lite-On) with BYX5 firmware but I was getting a few coasters and cd reading no longer was working on it. Here is what I am using now:
XP Home Sp3
Nero Express 7.8.50
1:0 Memorex - DVD+-RAM MRX-530L v1 (Lite-On)
1:1 Generic Dell - HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B
The radio just does not want to read the cds I have been burning lately. I don't know if it is the burner or the car stereo.
I have burnt probably 10 different cds in attempt to see what the problem is. DAO, TAO, 12x-40x, folders, no folders. Most of them using the Memorex drive. All of them were data burns. Right now I am pointing fingers to that drive.
Is it the burner or is it the stereo giving me the problem?
I came here to ask you guys if you could help me determine what is to blame. I know it can't be a definite answer since there are a lot of variables but maybe we could check the media/burner side of things. I have scanned the last burns cd quality.