NEC ND-3500A tested with 16x DVD+R media

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#1

I just posted the article NEC ND-3500A tested with 16x DVD+R media.

TheLostSwede used our news submit to tell us "Looks like the NEC drives aren"t the fastest 16x drives around, but at that price I won"t be complaining and if you can burn 12x to 8x DVD-R…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9094-NEC-ND-3500A-tested-with-16x-DVDR-media.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9094-NEC-ND-3500A-tested-with-16x-DVDR-media.html)

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#2

wonder if it had to do with buffer under-runs?


#3

A lot of vendor states their drives can write UP to 16x but you must check the writing scheme to understand if the drive can reach a better performance vs a 12x drive. :frowning: For instance if a writer starts at 4x than a lot later switches to 8x, 12x and at nearly the and of the disc it switches at 16x who cares it can write at 16x? The AVERAGE writing speed is a lot less! :r Always check some tests before buying a 16x writer… :S


#4

And never touch your discs on the surface like shown on this picture!


#5

Or if you do touch it, make sure you wipe your finger grime off with your shirt or pants leg.


#6

Very likely that the 3500 slowed the burn speed due to crappy media. It likes to do that. But you don’t need 16x media, just use TY T02!


#7

SONY08D1, though only rated at 8x, works flawlessly at 16x in the 3500.:wink:


#8

I actually think that it might be the Verbatim DVD+R 16X which is not fast, the NEC drive should be good.