Hi everyone, great forum
I just bought a NEC 2500A and having a bit of a problem and not sure if it's due to the burner, the software, or the media.
I was trying to burn my first DVD with Nero 126.96.36.199. The media I used was a 4X DVD by Pro-Media, but I could only select the burning speed at 2X in Nero. I've tried doing the Nero CD DVD Speed test and it finish the test with 2X transfer all the way.
And the odd thing is, I tried the speed test again and when I try to stop the test half way, the burner just kept on reading and I can't eject the DVD nor shut off the computer.
I've tried using my friend's RitekG04 blank DVD and the speed test finished at 4X all the way, so I asume the problem is the media, but I'm still a bit worried that it could be a problematic drive, and in which case I need to go replace with another one.
DVDInfoPro on the media I bought:
Media code/Manufacturer ID
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 412352512
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed Unknown
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
I checked the DMA and it's on, and the burner is on primary IDE master. The firmware is 1.06 03121900 and the program used to burn is Nero 188.8.131.52.
I've also did some test with a VCD that the 2500A burned, and it turned out a ton of read errors in DVDinfoPro. I then tested another VCD I made with my old LiteOn LTR-48246S and it had read erros too......
But the 2500A reads some old program CD and my friend's data CD just fine.
So I'm really confused now and not sure if I should go back to the store and replace the drive or just get another version of the firmware. Is this drive problematic or is it just software or media issues?
I really really want to start burning those DVDs :sad:
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks
And sorry for the long post