NEC-ND2500A@2510 CD-R media issues!


As aforementioned - the drive appears to be unable to write to the following media:

SmartBurn Dumpout
[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)

[/i]DVDInfoPro3.0 Dumpout
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 600KBps
The 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
  • JLMS-166S
  • 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

  • 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.

Hmmm…Funny, because I’m having no such problems burning Plasmon discs (Strathfield) on my 2500A@2510A. When scanned on my LTR-52327S, the C1 average is usually around 3 when these discs are written at 32x Z-CLV.


Manufacturer Maybe = Plasmon Data Systems Ltd

Hmm I don’t have this media so I am unable to duplicate…
What brand name were your discs sold under?

OC-Freak seemed to burn well with the 48X Samsung branded Plasmon CD-R on his LTR-52246S.

Apparently these discs can actually be made by varying manufacturers according to THIS POST.
And this link.
Jase also states that Plasmon media can be from varying sources here.
Since Plasmon uses discs manufactured from various sources it may be impossible for NEC to duplicate and “correct” the problem. You may have just gotten a batch of poor discs. :stuck_out_tongue:

Very well more than likely Wes…=/

Sold under a brand known as “EMTEC” in Australia.

@zebra: Were those EMTECs made in Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Singapore? I have used the Hong Kong-made crap and my mates tell me that the Singapore-made stuff ain’t too crash hot either, so…

BTW, I assume that those discs weren’t Made in India, because they’re made by MBI!



EMTEC is the new name of BASF if i am right

Germany!?!?! :eek:

Where did you get those? I would love to get my hands on some for personal testing!!



I got them downtown - in officeWorks. Very large (several football fields in size) office supply store. Australia - the land of everything big and…errm…potentially dangerous to human life :confused: