I can't get my nec nd-3500ag to burn faster than 4x with ridata 8x dvd-r.
The mediacode on ridata is g05 and the firmware is the original 2.16.
Nero sais that "source data is to slow" but the hdd is defragged and is capable of deliver 40mb/s according to sisoft sandra.
The dvd is master on the second ide-channel and i've tried to burn from both disks (master on channel 1 and slave on channel 2) and the result is the same. Only 4x. Dma is on for all drives.
cpu: Athlon xp 1900+
ram: 512mb cas2 sdram
mobo: abit kt7a v1.0
disk: 120gb seagate 7.200 and 250gb maxtor maxline plus II
Is it really necessary to flash the firmware to 2.18? The warranty will be voided...