NEC 3500AG Fast rip, but slow burn speed

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#1

System specs:
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG
TDK CDRW5201B
P4 1.8 GHz
512 MB RAM
40/120 GB WD
Audigy Plat Ex
3dfx Voodoo3 (ugh…)
Windows XP Home SP2/latest updates
Burning with Nero 6 Ultra

I bought this drive yesterday and i’ve been unable to get it to burn a disk faster than 10 minutes. So far i’ve used multiple disks including: Fujitsu, CMC Mag, and Prodisc. On my other box my Pioneer dvr 108 i has no trouble burning these disks at 8X with burn times at a little over 7 minutes. This is a fresh install of XP (no aspi after install) and i updated the aspi layer first with the adaptec files then with the aspi file supplied by nero. I’ve had to use nero’s aspi layer when making a bart ghost disk. When i burn from the NEC it always takes just over 10 minutes when burning at 8X from nero.
I’ve also flashed with TDB’s latest for the drive and i can rip at fast speeds.
The system specs are kind of low, especially the vid card, but i don’t think that’s the problem. Anyone have any ideas?


#2

Something is wrong with this drive. I installed it into the same system that houses my dvr 108 and it still won’t burn at 8x speeds. Well, its getting returned and exchanged for another dvr 108.


#3

10 minutes for a full disc at 8X is about right with the ND-3500


#4

Really? My dvr-108 burned the same data in less 8 minutes (7min ~40secs). I recommended to a friend to buy this drive because of the bit setting but if 10 minute 8X burns are normal then forget it. Glad i live 20 minutes away from where it was bought. Is there a faster NEC drive than this? I don’t have 12X or higher disks so i can’t test out the other speeds, but if it can’t burn at 8X quickyly then that doesn’t bode well for higher speeds.


#5

Nec is slow at 8x… but it’s very fast at 12x and 16x… But who cares about speed… the only thing that counts is the quality. :slight_smile:


#6

Yes, my NEC 3500 is slower than the Pioneer 108 at 8x burning.

But I can burn an 8x Sony dvd-r in ~5.40 mins which the 108 (and 109) cannot get anywhere near. :cool:


#7

Yes… Pio 108 is a 16x burner on the paper… :slight_smile:


#8

paper and a few seconds of 16x writing if you’re extremely lucky… :stuck_out_tongue: