ND-2510a: Problem Burning Imation CDs or at > 4x?

I’m trying to burn CDs using my NEC ND-2510a (firmware 2.17 RPC1 by Dangerous Brothers) with limited success using Nero

I’ve using two types of blanks:

  • TDK CD-RW 700 4x
  • Imation CD-R 700 (no max speed shown)

When burning on the TDK, Nero detects the max speed as 4x, and all is well.

When burning with the Imation, Nero detects the max speed as 32x, but I get a fail error message and a coaster. When I change the burn speed to 4x, all is well.

Does anyone know if the problem could be with the brand I’m using, or the fact I’m trying to burn at greater than 4x?



what is the error message

no idea what the imation you are using are since you haven’t posted mid codes. my experience with imation has not been stellar.

as they say in the media forum " TRY ANOTHER MEDIA AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS"

Hi there,

I downloaded DVDInfoPro and tried to check the media code for the Imation CD-R; however, nothing is shown; I tried on both the DVD drive and my CD-RW drive (TEAC CD-W524E).

The actual information shown is below:

Media Information

Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 736966656
Free Capacity 702.83MB(736.97MB)
Media Type CD-R
ATIP Start Time of Lead In (Media Code) 97m17s 6f
ATIP Last Possible Start Time of Lead Out 79m59s74f
Manufacturer Name Moser Baer India, Ltd.
HD-BURN Certified YES
Available Write Descriptor CLV 32.0x 4800KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 24.0x 3600KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 20.0x 3000KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 2400KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 1200KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 600KBps

                       Complete Media Code                           


Note: My TEAC CD-W524E burns the Imation CDs fine at 24x.


Manufacturer Name Moser Baer India, Ltd… it would be good to look in the cd media test forum to see what others have experienced with this media. i would seriously consider trying another cd media before i would come to any conclusion on your 2510