NEC 3500AG Strange Buffer Decline/Burn Fail

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#1

I just installed my new 3500AG after reading great reviews about it. I use Nero 6.3.1.6 and have an odd buffer situation. The disc (TDK +R 8x) will work fine up until about 5%, then the “Used Read Buffer” slowly declines to 0 (at about 7-8% complete) and the burning stops completely. I thought I’d let it sit a bit to refill the buffer, came back 45 mins later, still stuck on 7%, and Nero becomes unresponsive. I’ve read through a bunch of related posts here, but none with this particular error. I’ve tried many of the solutions (DMA, different speeds, trying to burn an image etc) but all I have to show for it are 5 coasters. Anyone have an idea?

Specs:
1800 Mhz Celeron
640 RAM


#2

this happens when you are using media the burner doesn’t like
3500 recalibrates during the burn, doesn’t know quite what to do and stops

either faulty burner or faulty media