Bought my NEC 2500 3 days ago. Plus a 25 4x Princo spindle.
It was painful because passed the complete weekend trying to get the perfect condition on the machine for recording. Iâ€™ve so much work to do, and Iâ€™m wasting too much time with this
It’s a P3 733, only used to record. I know the discs aren’t fast (Maxtor 20 Gb 5400 rpm and Samsung 13 Gb 5400rpm trough UDMA mode 1). But Iâ€™ve been careful to the point of avoid fragmentation. The last records have all been made with 0% fragmentation in the store drive and less than 2% on the system drive.
This fragmentation gave me buffers completely full during all the recordings and even knowing that I tested at several at 2x and 4x times, with same results.
Anyway, of the twenty five, 13 gave me errors. Not Nero or even Dvddecrypter errors, they were always successful.
Only when I tested the discs with nerospeeddvd or dvdinfpro for errors it gave me errors the most of the times errors in the end of the discs with a very fine curve till the last 10%.
Reading in DVD players was ok, till that part where it jumps or stops or even crashes the players.
Besides Princo Iâ€™ve tested only two 4x Verbatims MCC, both successful one of them recorded at 6x. But with only 2 discs is hard to know, because Iâ€™ve 12 Princo also working well.
So I need suggestions from you
Should I return the drive and forget DVD recording during the next 6 months, avoiding the troubles, letting me work and wait for the next generation of media and writer drives?
Is there anything in the machine that really must to be improved?
Should I test it with a 25 4x Verbatim DVD+R? Would NEC be happier with DVD+R than DVD-R? I also don’t know if they are cmc or mcc but for 40 euros it must be cmc.
Last but not least, where could I find good (compatibility list of Nec2500) dvd media (in Europe because of delivery speed) on-line?
Thank you for providing me time in reading all this.