NEC 3500AG problem

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#1

Hi!

I just bought a LaCie DVD±RW USB2.0 based on the NEC ND-3500AG chipset. I plugged it on my computer running on Windows 2000 SP4. It detects the drive and it everything seems nice.

I installed the software provided with the drive (Roxio Easy Media Creator 7… it looks like a piece of crap, but whatever), I started it, it took a really long time to load, and it finally didn’t worked (pressed the Burn Button and nothing happens). I tried their Drag-to-disc utility, and it says that the media is read-only (it’s a Brand-new Maxell DVD+RW).

I tried to update my USB2.0 drivers, and I upgraded to the 2.18 firmware for the drive.

I hope you’ll be able to help

Thanks!*


#2

Did you tried another burning program like Nero?


#3

I only have Nero Express (bundled with my CD burner), and it don’t even detects the DVD drive (even if I put a CD-R in it).

I’ll try to download the trial version for Nero 6 soon.


#4

Roxio is … um, substandard, burning software. It’s fan base is relatively small.

Nero has a much wider fan base, and also you can try many of the proggies available from cdfreaks software page.


#5

I just tried Nero and it worked great. Problem solved.

I wonder why a company bundles a software that doesn’t work with the drive…


#6

Um, well, first of all, it’s not drive specific.

It’s probably cheaper than other software, or possibly there are political reasons for it.

Roxio’s ezcd suite does work … sort of … and many people swear by it.
The rest of us don’t want to take the gamble. Even if the disc burns fine … there’s no guarantee the disc will work. Even if you do it 4 or 5 times :wink: