Ive just purchased a new NEC 3500 to complete a new build. Ive XP Pro running but seem to be having problems. Did a EFM Test and burnt the 4 dat files to cd no problem but when trying to copy files back to HD it failed with a cyclic redundancy error on the sheep3.dat which is a file of 430 Mb of bad tracks. It copyed both sd2old and sd251 and might have copyed the bad.dat file correctly as well. My PC crashed at this point so im not sure if it it was caused by the bad.dat or the sheep3.dat.
Just how reliable is the 3500 for burning CD’s and DVD’s. I read up a little on it before i purchased and it seemed to get good press in forums,magazines etc. People who have this drive could you post comments on your experiances on backing up Game CD’s and DVD’s and what methods you employed to do so.