I titled it as such since it is a computer issue of some variety more than a fault of the drive since the drive seems to be working fantastically in my computer system in an external enclosure. Tried putting it in my Dad’s computer and he is running Windows XP SP1 himself on that computer. It works fine with his NEC ND2500A but when putting in the 3520A the computer crashes or reboots itself in various ways. What could cause this behavior? Only thing that changed was he pulled out a Lite-On CD Burner to put in the NEC ND3500AG.
Here is a scan from the disc burnt on the NEC ND3520A with its stock firmware version 1.04. I wanted to initially do this test at the medias rated speed of 4x but goofed up so it burned it at 8x, oops.
The computer in question would also not boot into safe mode with this drive in as well. Very odd! I guess I could try to plug the drive into his computer with it being in the external enclosure just to verify that it works in that compacity but I don’t see where that would really gain me that much.
He does have an 80 conductor IDE cable on the optical drives so that is out, what else could cause it? Motherboard is an Abit IS7 with an Intel 865 chipset (I think) running a Pentium 4 2.4 gigahertz. He has 2 EIDE hard drives, 1 SATA hard drive and of course the NEC ND2500A otherwise when he tried put this drive in. I just don’t see what could cause this drive to fail so miserably in his computer.