This is my first posting on this forum, so I apologize if this question has been asked and answered before.
I have recently purchased a near new Lacie branded NEC ND-3540A 8x External USB DVD-RW DL drive, and I am having serious problems with the burning side of things.
I can burn DVDs, however instead of burning at the 8x it is supposed to burn at, it rarely buffers over 0.6x, and the highest it seems to want to burn is 0.7x. I have tried updating the firmware with both Original NEC 1.4 firmware and Dee’s 1.4 firmware based on the original with no new results.
I tried using Bulkpaq and Ritek 16x DVD-R, yet neither shows a difference, and it took 1 hour and 20 mins earlier today just to burn a image file to DVD at the ridiculously slow speed of 0.6x… and Nero CD-DVD Speed shows the same info when I run speed tests.
Anyone know why it is burning so slow? even setting the speed at Maximum or 8x when burning doesn’t make it go faster then 0.7x… If anyone can please help me work out this burning speed issue, it would be greatly appreciated.
if it helps I could do Nero CD-DVD/Nero Info Tool tests and show screen shots here if anyone needs to see more info.