NEC3500 Imation 1x-16x bad burn



I have a 3500AG problems. I have flashed all different 3500 firmwares including the latest 2.1b from NEC (Liggy’s and Original version).Only 2.1b allows 16x burns. Using 1x-16x Imation’s DVD+R all turned coasters!! I have device buffer dance all the time (yes I have done defragging the HDD) during burning using Nero 66018 from 4x to 16x!!!. Burn was successful but disc was unusable. I have tried burning as low as 4x, 8x and 12x, all coasters. Is there a solution to this problem or Imation 16x +R is crap. Thanks!


The mediacode is ???


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:CMC MAG-M01-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
Manufacturer Name : [CMC Magnetics Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG]
Media Type ID : [M01]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]

[ DVD Identifier V4.2.0 - ]


Well, avoid this media. I would with this burner.


it is your media. Try better media and see if you get better result. If you get better result with other media or try a different spindle of imation to see what happen, you might have coaster spindle of CMC. In general, CMC is bad.


I recently bought 100 of these ($24.99 at Office Depot) and find I can get good burns at 4x on my NEC ND-3520AW, but anything faster and the failure numbers go up.


CMC Magnetics is generally regarded to be unreliable media, stay away.