you will notice that Nero, in DVD mode in this drive, only reports 1X ans 2X, no matter what speed is your media. Really weird in a drive that promised 4X.
I don't know what you mean with "no matter what speed is your media" if you haven't tested a DVD+R? Nero does report 2x writing if you haven't inserted any media but will report 4x write speed if you insert a 4x certified media or 2.4x write speed if you insert a standard 2.4x DVD+R media.
Well, you can't be surprised: remember it also promised both DVD-R and DVD+R?
The model number for the DVDÂ±R/RW writer was changed in the beginning of this year to ND-1300A. There is no firmware for the ND-1100A that writes to DVD-R/RW, not in Japan or anywhere else.
What really bother me is: it now fails to make a Nero or DiscJuggler CD compilation.
What media are you using? I have not had any problems with the CD-R media I've tried including Taiyo Yuden, Mitsubishi and TDK. Don't you get any error message? Have you tried any CD-RW or DVD+RW?
This was a black surface Samsung Cd. Well... it can be read in any cd-rom I've tried except th ND-1100A!
It seems like the NEC DVD writers don't not like black CDs because I've heard others having trouble reading PS CDs and Memorex black CD-Rs. I haven't tried any black CDs myself but I suggest you contact NEC about this problem.