As aforementioned - the drive appears to be unable to write to the following media:
[i]Drive Type = DVD DUAL Disc Type = CDR
Material = Phthalocyanine
Lead In = 97:27:18
Lead Out = 79:59:74
Nominal Capacity = 702.83MB
Manufacturer Maybe = Plasmon Data Systems Ltd.
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 32X (Write)
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 736966656
Free Capacity 702.83MB(736.97MB)
Media Type CD-R
ATIP Start Time of Lead In (Media Code) 97m27s18f
ATIP Last Possible Start Time of Lead Out 79m59s74f
Manufacturer Name Plasmon Data Systems Ltd.
HD-BURN Certified NO
Available Write Descriptor CLV 32.0x 4800KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 24.0x 3600KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 20.0x 3000KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 2400KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 1200KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 600KBpsThe exact problem entails the drive initialising lead in, lead in completes, trackwriter fails, then the burn fails.
The configuration that produced this resultant:
*NEC-ND2500A@2510 2.15 f/w stock
- LiteOn SOHW-832S VS04
- LiteOn LTR-52246S
- other assorted optical hardware
- Dual Xeon 2.8 Ghz CPU running in HT (4 logical CPU’s)
- 1024MB PC3200 DDR (ECC)
- 2x 200GB SATA HDD’s
- ATi X800 Graphics card
- SB Audigy2 Soundcard
NEC-ND2500A@2510 set to [b]Secondary Master
The Software environment used:
[/b]* Ahead Nero Burning ROM 184.108.40.206
- WindowsXP Professional SP2 RC2
Comment: This is the only CD-R I have ever seen fail on the NEC hardware in its current state. I have tested in different configurations, with stock 2500 1.07 firmware in different systems with different images and data sources, and yet, this media still fails, every time.
Comments? Any help in resolving this would be most apprecated. If its a known problem - we should inform NEC, so that they might rectify the issue for subsequent firmware releases.