Hello all, I’m new to this forum… I recently purchased an NEC 3550a burner. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8200, P4 1.7GHz with 256MB RDRAM, using two 80GB ATA133 hard drives. XP Home is the OS.
I’m able to rip DVDs at around 10x, but when I try to burn an image to a Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL disc, the speed will not surpass 4.2x. The drive supposedly can burn dual layer at 8x. I’ve tried several different programs, from Nero to DVD Decrypter to imgburn, but none of them will actually burn at 8x. I do have the latest firmware from NEC’s website.
This is troubling because Verbatim currently makes the only decent 8x DL media, as far as I know…so trying another brand isn’t an option.
CDs do burn at the advertised 48x speed.
Any ideas what might be holding this thing back?
ALSO: is there a region-free hack for this drive somewhere? Thanks so much…