My new PC has a NEC 3500 DVD burner in it. According to the specs for this i should be able to burn at up to 48x on CD-R’s, 24x on CD-RW’s, and 16x on DVD+/- R’s.
I can only get it to burn CD-R's at 8x and CD-RW's at 4x. It can read DVD's, and play a DVD movie with the nero6 software that came with my PC, but whenever i try to burn a DVD movie (ripped w/ copy protection removed) or just burn a data DVD for backing up files, the nero6 application hangs when it trys to burn the first byte. It is like dvd burning is not allowed. When i got the PC 2 weeks ago the mobo was DOA and a tech replaced it. The rest of the PC seems to be working fine now except for these pblms i am having with the burner. The tech who replaced the mobo told me he left all the bios options at default. I took a quick look at the bios and all i could tell is the burner is on IDE ch 2 and set to master, there is no slave on that ide channel.
Could there be some other bios option that i am missing that is limiting me to 8x CDR burns and not being able to burn DVD’s. I am not that good at interperting the bios settings and made sure i quit the bios without saving any changes.
Any other help you could give me would be appreciated. i called the PC helpdesk from the place where i bought the PC but they were no help and just blew me off with saying i must be using bad media. The CD-R and CD-RW’s that i am using are memorex that i purchased 4 yesrs ago in 50 pack spindels, they don’t have any speed rating on them. The DVD+R that i am trying to burn is a brand new 25 pack spindle (Memorex DVD+R rated at 8x).
The software that i am using is nero6 and i am running XPsp2. Following is my hardware:
A64 3000+ winchester (90nm core, S939) @ 1.8GHz
Abit AV8 mobo (S939)
512Mbps (256x2) PC3200
80G Seagate SATA 150 Hard Drive
NEC 3500 DVD Burner
BFG 6800OC @ 350/700
X-infinity Gaming case w/ 420W PS