I recently purchased some Ridata 8X DVD+RW. My NEC 3530A burner, firmware 3.01, using NeroInfo shows the disk correctly as a DVD+RW. However, it does not detect the burn speed and Windows Explorer shows it as a blank CD. When I try to write to it (to format it or put on data), it starts to write but then produces an illegal disk error. (That's the message).
I have read elsewhere warnings against upgrading to 3.23, the IO Data version of the firmware. I would only want to do it if there is a good likelihood that the upgrade would solve this problem.
A couple of questions:
Would this firmware upgrade solve my problem?
Is there another solution?
Anyone have an idea how likely NEC is to produce an upgraded firmware that will solve the problem?
Where can I buy Ricoh or Verbatim DVD+RW 8x, disks, which according to NEC should work with this drive?