NEC 3500 prefers +RW or -RW

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#1

Hi guys!

I have found that NEC prefers +RW over -RW. I have used HP, Philips, Sony and Verbatim media and I have come to this conclusion. Can some one let me know if I am right? Thanks


#2

I have some Fuji +RW media that has worked just fine with it. I don’t have any -RW media to test though, sorry!

techfuzz


#3

I prefer +RW!

Tried Verbatim 4x +RW and some Datasafe 4x +RW, 2 of the datasafe +RW’s won’t burn though, I see a ring about 5mm in from the start of the burn area and the NEC balks at both of them!


#4

Datasafe and Datawite (same company) are quite simply rubbish ive had tubs of both where ive had a 90% failure rate.
I now use Verbatim + RW and TDK which ive had 0% failure with.
The reason why Datasafe and Datawrite are cheaper is that they buy b and c grade stock and resell it as A grade, this is one of the reasons why their dye changes so often.


#5

ditto,
ive been using a pack of 5 MrDVD CMC +RWs for over a year now, which i use for test burns and monthly data backups.


#6

I don’t know that your conclusion is right for your drive… I think it is right for every drive. I can barely find any -RW that might be good much less one that actually is. Even the new Ritek 4X -RW were trashed by anyone who had tried them. As for my 3500, it absolutely adores Ritek +RW 4X with the Ricoh W11 media code. I get scans in the teens.