I have just purchased a NEC 2500A (firmware 1.062003121900). I also have a Sony DRU500a and 2 liteon 166s DVDroms.
I am using RITEKG04 dvds:
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 76 0e 14 88 9a 80 00 .@…R…v…
0010 : 03 52 49 54 45 4b 47 00 04 30 34 00 00 00 00 00 .RITEKG…04…
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 06 08 12 11 86 67 80 00 …g…
Using NERO 220.127.116.11
The problem I am having is many of the G04 are burning (at 4x), but failing on the validation. After reading a few threads this might be NERO at fault so I try and read the files back onto my hard drive using the NEC and I get CRC errors, same with both of the Liteon166 but the Sony reads it fine (and the files appear intact, they are video files)
I then do a DVD read test with dvdinfopro and the NEC finds errors and the sony does not.
Reading some threads in this forum I figure I might have some marginal G04s, but I would expect an error found on the NEC should be also found on the Sony.
I am puzzled as to why the NEC can not read it’s own burn back (and neither can the Liteon166s), but the sony can. The Sony is a older (and much slower) drive, maybe this has something to do with it? Then that would point to the media or the NEC.
Any help is appreciated