I’ve recently bought NEC ND-3540A burner.
It has very bad reading performance. I’m wondering if I should return it and replace it with some other burner.
I’ve tested it with few CD’s.
It starts reading CD at fast rate, and many times it has to slow down to read some portion of CD.
Sometimes it can’t read data at all, but after inserting same CD again it succedes.
I also have TEAC CD-W552E CD burner and with same CD it has much more better reading performance.
Here are test results with Nero CD-DVD Speed.
You can see NEC slowdown’s and that NEC has many C1 errors, while TEAC has none.
Could this be a firmware problem? (I don’t feel comfortable flashing NEC with non-official firmwares beacuse it’s still under warranty.)
Is this normal behavior for DVD burners?
Should I return it and get something better?
Thanks in advance!