My drive is a Plextor Premium II connected to my laptop by USB 2.
It works great except for one thing - it will not work AT ALL on the AMQR setting. Using latest version of Nero, I start the burn at the AMQR setting, there is activity in the burn window for a few seconds, and then all activity in the burn window stops at 7% with a warning message: â€œcommand sequence errorâ€.
I did this test several times and used different type/brand of CD rs ... but nothing to do. Then I did something smarter... I mean not burning but just simulating: same result, unfortunately.
Rebooted the computer, tried again. No way to let it work!
I did again the same test this time by using the PlextoolsXL professional v 3.16 and shutting down Nero. Everything was just fine.
Rebooted the computer again, tried one more time with Nero 10.... and one more time I got the warning message: â€œcommand sequence errorâ€.
Just by coincidence (luck!) I got the solution: I tried to run first PlextoolsXL , not burning anythingâ€¦ I just let it run it in the background leaving ON the setting AMQR and nothing else.
Loaded NERO 10 again, burned a cd by AMQRâ€¦. And everything was fine this time! It was like if NERO 10 needed a kind of â€œpushâ€ to burn by AMQR method.
Strange! Isnâ€™t it?
One more thing: everybody knows that by AMQR you cannot burn more than 68 minutes into a CD -r 80 minutes and 63 minutes/CD - r 74.
And this another wired thing about Nero 10: if If I simulate the burning, PlextoolsXL tells if I am going to break the limit of 68 minutes, Nero does not!
So, this is something to keep in mind if I want to burn a CD by the combination NERO/AMQR.