Nec 3540A - Problems burning DVD-R

vbimport

#1

I am trying to burn data on some cheap DVD-R media using nero 6.6.0.14. The reason I am using cheap media is because the drive is new and I am new to DVD burning. So I guess it’s worth using cheap media for trial and error purpose.
Everytime I try to burn nero shows the error that it is an illegal disc.
I have flash the firmware to 1W4 and still the problem persists.
Any suggestion’s or advice on how to remedy this problem.

I ran DVD Identifier and got this report. Hope it can provide some vital information.
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:NO_ID_PRESENT]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Manufacturer Not Found In Database]
Manufacturer ID : [Not Present On Disc]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

** INFO : Drive = _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A [FW 1.W4]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-R-DL DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:NO_ID_PRESENT]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
** WARNING : Drive Did Not Report Any Write Speed Descriptors

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 8467 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 7056 kBps ( 5.09x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 5645 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 4234 kBps ( 3.06x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 2822 kBps ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 1411 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 87 0e 15 98 9a 90 00 .@…R…
0010 : 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0020 : 05 cc c0 00 00 00 01 00 06 0b 10 11 87 78 80 00 …x…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 06 17 0d 0f 0b 0b 00 …
0040 : 09 98 08 0f 0b 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 …
0050 : 0b 06 1c 13 a8 88 65 00 0c 98 9a 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 …

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Control Data Zone’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘CDZ’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 10h - Physical Format Information Of Control Data Zone
0000 : 25 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 12 7f 00 00 00 00 %…&…

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#2

Take those discs and use them as frisbees or go shoot some trap or skeet with them. Their total JUNK. These NEC’s are very fussy about what you feed them. Don’t waste your money on cheap media because 99% of the time they won’t burn in a NEC or any other QUALITY burner for that matter. You can shop around for TY’s and find them for about $.42 each. Or find some Fuji brand 8X+R’s that are made in Japan. These too will be TY’s. If you still have a problem with quality media(and I don’t think you will) come on back and let us know. Also give us what you have for a system like I have at the bottom in my signature. This will also help us to help you.

Mark


#3

Well my hardware setup is using a ASUS A7V8X-X Mobo, Asus NVidia V9180 Series VGA, AMD Athlon XP1700+, 512MB RAM, 4 Units Seagate 40GB HDD, 1 NEC3540A DVD Writer, 1 TDK 48X CD Writer, 1 ASUS E616P2 DVDROM, Silicon Image 0680 IDE Controller, SL2800 Modem.

Had tried using the writer on the onboard IDE as well as the PCI IDE. Still no success.
Anyway gonna take your advice and go for a good media.


#4

I use cheap media on my ND3540A, and it burns like a champ. Right now I’m using Ridata 8X +R, at $0.29 each. They burn fine at 12X too.