Hi. I am the (not so proud) owner of a new LaCie Porsche DVD±R external USB drive.
It’s a NEC ND-2500A in a case with a USB2 interface and a power supply.
Got it a week ago, and straight away upped the firmware to official NEC 1.07.
Then my problems started… I burnt a DVD-R (Ritek G04 media, badged as EyeQV or something like that) and the drive refused to read it after it was burnt. Locked up my computer until I ejected the disc.
It read OK on my laptop DVD-ROM drive (Toshiba SD-C2502) but wouldn’t read on my home DVD player (LG DV4721P).
So, tried to burn another. Again on Ritek G04 media, this time badged as LaCie 4X DVD-R. And again, same problem. This time the drive recognized the disc, but wouldn’t read it reliably. Again, my home DVD doesn’t like it, but the Toshiba thinks it’s fine.
Time to return the drive to the manufacturer for a replacement.
I’ll probably upgrade to Herrie’s firmware after I’m sure the new drive works ok.