I am no newbie. I install and replace dozens of optical drives a month with no problem. This 3550A is mine and it is making me scratch my head!
I cannot get it to burn above 2.4X.
Drive: ND-3550A (OEM)
MB: Asus A7NX8-X
MB BIOS: 1010
CPU: AMD Athlon XP-3200
OS: WinXP Home (All SP’s)
Applications: Nero Info Tool, Nero 126.96.36.199, Roxio (ARGHHH!)
All DVD R Functions are fine and all CD R/W functions are fine.
This could be a Nero problem. The Nero Info Tool only shows CD R/W speeds when the drive is unloaded or has a CD inserted. When a DVD is inserted, the Nero Info Tool shows DVD R/W speeds, but the DVD W is 2.4.
There is no specific entry for this drive in the Nero CDROM.CFG file that came with Nero 7.0. The .CFG on the Nero website is older and smaller. I could always edit a new CDROM.CFG.
The reason I tried Roxio was to see if it had the same max Write Speed issues, which it did. Could Roxio be as dumb as Nero???
Anyway… Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. All I burn is Data DVDs on +R format.