Need advice please

First off, hi to you all as i am new here. Here is my problem:

I have an NEC 5170A DVD Writer and i use Datawrite 16x DVD-R discs and Nero 7. The thing is, when i go to burn a disc it always comes up as the burn speed is only 8x!! Why is this? What can i dod to get the right speed? Thanks for any advice.

Datawrite is not good media and it may not be properly supported by your NEC.
You may wish to try out some other media, like Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.
Also, a firmware update may help.

Could you detect the media code with Nero CD-DVD Speed’s Disc Info, or DVD Identifier, and post it here?

Where / Which firmaware should i go for? All new to me this! Also, can you recommend some good DVD-R Discs? Thanks


you need to upload this.

If you insist on using DVD[B]-[/B]R:

Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R
Verbatim 8x DVD-R (I recommend Made in Taiwan over Made in India)
Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R (also sold as Plextor 16x DVD-R, Panasonic 16x DVD-R: only made in Japan!)
Verbatim 16x DVD-R (I recommend Made in Taiwan over Made in India)

If you can get Maxell (Made in Japan only!!) 16x DVD-R (Maxell Xtreme Protek), those are good too.

For DVD+R, I would recommend Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R, Verbatim 8x DVD+R, Verbatim 16x DVD+R, and Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD+R too. :iagree: