I may be a newbie, but I’m no Scooby
And so i joined this fine site you’ve got!
So if you’ll all let me and don’t try to forget me
I’ll do my best to put you on the spot!!
I know it’s terrible BUT it’s the best I could come up with on such short notice!
Third computer, first DVD burner and diving in to this surreal world of burn, baby, burn!!
Here’s my story; Took off for a year in '01 and traveled in an RV all through the US from Key West, Florida to southern Alaska… 20,000 miles and every national park in between!!
Compiled hours of Hi-8mm video I need to convert to DVD for the kids to remember…
So I bought a Dell 8400 630 processor, 925X chipset, 512 Mb 533Mhz SDRAM, 128mb Radeon X 300 Se video card, Seagate Barracuda 160 Gb HD 1, 200 Gb HD 2 on SATA ports 0 & 1, Samsung 616E DVD-ROM optical drive and last but not least I just replaced the dell supplied DVD burner with a Mad Dog MD-16X DVD9.
I had twice attempted to install the Plextor 716A but both times the unit failed to work. Clean installed XP pro wt Media center '05 to no avail. Apparent conflict with Samsung b/c worked fine with the Sam unplugged.
I’ve read somewhere that this Mad Dog is the NEC 3500a incarnate(identical hardware) and it jumped right into action on boot-up!! So I’m impressed…somewhat.
I would like to know if any forum regulars have any take on this newcomer??
A search showed nothing on this site regarding this drive and would sure appreciate some info, if available.
I’ll search but I also need to find out how to perform a scan to check out burning capabilities and performance… So sorry for the lengthy post… Thanks so much, Michael