NEC 3550A and TDK Media Problems

I am having a problem with
TDK 1-16X DVD+R Printable media (The White label ones)

I am using Nero 7

Every single disk I have burned with this spindle I bought at Costco results in

  1. Locking up my system when I try to view the contents of the DVD
  2. CRC errors when I need to view/copy a file back over to my system

I have had this happen on approx 20+ disks
No indications of problems when burning no errors or anything.

It happens with all types of files music/videos/documents.
It gets corrupted somehow.

I have never had any problems with any media as badly as this spindle.
I tried burning at 12X instead of 16X Same problem

My firmware rev. is 1.06

Suggestions would be much appreciated. I’m tired of loosing data on my disks.
I have burned so many disks using other brands with no problems.

Hi there,

I have never had any problems with any media as badly as this spindle.
I tried burning at 12X instead of 16X Same problem

What is important, is the Media ID.

In the burn logs, or tools like VSO Inspector, DVD Info Pro can tell you what is the Media Id of those disks.

Personally, I never burn above 4x.

Did a few tests at 8x (Pc was busy only burned up to 6x) on TYG03.

Certified 16x Taiyo Yuden.

A lot of people will suggest to never burn more than 50% of the certified speed, so never burn above 8x on 16x media (But they have to beep good / high quality).

Let’s just hope those aren’t CMC Mag elto crapo :Z

Make sure that the optical drive is running in DMA mode 2. Burn at 4x or 8x. TDK used to sell good media. The stuff at Costco is not very good. Just one year warranty. Staples has the MIJ Sony/Yuden G03 DVD-R on sale for $13/50-pack. Look for the white octagon spacer at the top of the box.

Do you have a friends burner that you can try and burn one of your blank media on, that way you can see if you got a bad batch. Its a good starting point. Then go from there.

I have extactly the same problem. I tried to burn a Dvd even at 4x and allthought I didn’t have any error message from Nero, when I tried to read the Dvd my system stuck!