Took back my Liteon 1693S and replaced it with a NEC 3540A burner.
I think its running Firmware 1.01 and wanted to know if there are any nerwer firmwares out there.
I've heard about Liggys And Dees 1.W5 firmware. Is this safe to use and has anyone used this and had good burns or any issues with the firmware.
Got a few questions about burning in Nero 6 aswell. Also iam using Datasafe 8X DVD-R discs and Nero 188.8.131.52 burning at 8x and the lead-in time is taking about 1 minute. A full burn of 4.35GB DVD at 8X took 10 minutes and extra 10 mins with the data verification, where as my old Pioneer 108 would do it in about 7 mins and extra 7 mins for data verification. Why is it burning so slow, is it the media or the NEC 1.01 firmware ?
DMA is enabled and is in DMA Mode 2 (is DMA mode 2 too low), and the NEC burners is second IDE master and nothing else runs on that IDE cable. System and Nero ASPI drivers are all installed correctly. Another thing i noticed was during burning the used read buffer occasionally drops low then comes back to 100%, why is this. Its like something is running in the background and is taking resources away from the burn, but iam not running anything else at all.
AMD Athlon XP2200
512MB Kingston PC2700 Ram
OS: Windows XP SP2
Any help why Nero is burning slow and lead-in time is 1 Min+ would be very helpful