NEC ND-3540A Results Thread (Post your ND-3540A scans here)

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#161

hmm… I thought this kind of setup --ODD with HDD in the same channel-- is not good. Perhaps that explains the speed drops? You never know what’s going on with windoze in the background while you’re burning…


#162

yar…sharing HD and writer is a no no.
i only connect drives on the same channel, unshared by HD.


#163

yes there are. for instance Prodisc as in
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=995533&postcount=151

16x with not speed drop. the hardware/ide config is the same throughout for all my tests posted in this thread. so i guess it might be media quality issue.


#164

But the data I burn is not on that 80GB HD. So it shouldn’t matter think…


#165

Scorpiosoft have you been able to burn other 16x media at 16x successfully?


#166

In the past I’ve burned many media on 16x with succes. I will see if I can burn 2 other YUDEN000 T02 DVD+R’s this evening on the 3540.


#167

Technically you are correct. However your 3540 is shared with the C drive (?) and I assume that is where the virtual memory paging file normally located. Well it doesnt hurt if you switch the 3540 with the 3520 and see what happens.


#168

Yes, it’s in combination with my C drive but I don’t use a ‘virtual memory paging file’ . I have 1GB of internal memory and no need there for a virtual memory paging file.


#169

VictorJVC 6x DVD-RW at 6x, Z-CLV
not good.


#170

6x on 6x Verbatim DVD-RW is great.

13x read back on DVD-RW is also commendable.:slight_smile:


#171

So here are two scans from my 3540 1.W2 burner. Both are YUDEN000 T02 dvd+r media at 16x.

3540 drive as Slave on Pri. IDE

3540 drive as Master on Sec. IDE

Both have the same drop around 2.5GB. So is there anybody who can tell me what that is?


#172

Most motherboard manufacturers recommend that hard drives goes on one IDE channel and your optical drives goes on the other. From what I have read, you are never suppose to intermix the two.


#173

I got the 3540 drive together with the 3520 drive on the Sec. IDE port. There is now nothing intermix and still the drop at 2.5GB.


#174

Off topic…Why some people have like 3-4 different internal DVD-RW in the same PC!!! In my case I have over 520 GB of hard drives in my PC but only 1 internal DVD-RW and my old DVD-RW is external!! :slight_smile:


#175

ScorpioSoft have you checked your ide drivers? Tried resetting your BIOS to optimized defaults? Made sure you have a 80 pin cable on the drive (Not sure if that would make much difference but worth a try)?


#176

If I don’t know that already… that’s not the problem :wink:
But thanks for thinking along :bow:


#177

Offtopic to ScorpioSoft

Can you write something with 1.W2 and CopyToDVD?
I’m so lonely in statistics…
:stuck_out_tongue:


#178

Oh well maybe the batch of media you have just can’t handle it. Varainces in batches happen. Shrugs.


#179

Will see what’s possible… :stuck_out_tongue:


#180

I’ve got the TG001133 batch, but I’ll try them also on the 3520.