hi guys im having huge problems backing up mp3's (and i presume everything else)from my hdd to my new 3520a with 1.04 firmware
firstly im on a p4 with xp pro serv pk1 and removed my old cd-rw ( sony)
i installed the nec on secondary ide as master without anything else on that bus.
i then installed nero 6 from oem disk
all fine so far.
i have approx 60 gig of mp3's i wish to back up before selling the p.c (taking new dvd drive out of it when i do and replace with old cdrw)
when i go to burn 4gig of data in nero it shows a red dotted line at the 8.5 gig mark which i presume is for dl media ;so i take it nero knows my dvd writer is capable of dual layer writing to this limit ??
so i have kept the data down to 4 gig with my single layered media and pressed burn
when i insert a 8x dvd-r disk or 4 x disk nero pops up with a window saying:
the disc is not writable
please insert a writable disc
disc required for the compliation dvd+r/rw dvd-r/rw dvd+r9 dual
disc type in the recorder : ( empty )
so then i tried a dvd - rw disk made by mr dvd
when i tried to burn with these media nero said that the disk wasnt empty and would i like for nero to make it such
to which i replied yes
after this again it shows the error window with disk not empty would i like to allow nero to make it such
so after getting out of the endless loop i swap to dvd+rw media
and then success
i tried dvd+ rw media sony and some cheap unbranded ones and they both write at 2.4 x speed
but as nero begins it does say its formatting the disk to begin with, which i presume is a normal procedure..
so basically im trying to back up my old hdd contents at 8x 12x with dvd-r disks
which i thought would have been more easy to do than this
any ideas or help id be greatly happy to receive..
if no joy i will take it back to supplier for exchange/refund but i dont want to look stupid in the shop if its working properly and its me being a total dumbass and having to pay their engineer testing time for no faults