I have had an strange problem the last 3 days.
I bought an NEC ND-1300A (Black) and installed it on the following system:
Gigabyte GA-6VX7-4x with P3 800 Mhz and 512 MB Ram (With the lastest drivers and bios). Running Win XP Pro (With all updates)
While using NERO (lastest) to burn an DVD, nero was caching all the files but stopped responding when it was suppose to start the burning prosess. I checked DMA etc. etc. I tried Prim. Slave, Sec. Master and slave. I even tried different sets of IDE Cabels....But still the same problem.
I returned the drive in another one (NEC ND-1300A) and still the same problem. (The light on the DVD was lightning for ca 7 sec). Nero stopped responding when it was suppose to start buring.
I also tried different kind of DVD's that is supported by NEC and even different DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW.. Nothing..... I even changed the firmware with hacked ones (NEC) and even tried the TDK Firmware..
But the strange thing was, the DVD, was buring normal CD-R and CD-RW without any problems at all.
I returned this drive too and got the money back (Witch was not easy, because.. well long story..)
Then I bought an Retail Iomega Dual drive, witch turned out to be an rebagged NEC ND-1300A with Iomega firmware...
But still the SAME OLD PROBLEM.... I returned that drive also back..... :a :a :a
And now I got no DVD writer... :Z
So folks, any idea's????