Hi there. I
m a newbie and have a serious problem. The writing quality of CD-RW media is totaly crap. Sometimes the data is corrupted and some other times the whole CD isnt readable (recognised).
I never had problems with the ND-3500A which I still have.
I have tested the same CD-RW with ND-3500A and it works like a charm.
Scanned the CD-RW by the AD-7173A drive while the same media was recorded through the AD-7173A and the ND-3500A.
s result is always crap no matter what you write. ND-3500As result is always excellent.
The dive is new, with a (working) 80 conductor IDE cable, set as Secondary Master with no slave present, Ultra DMA4, Intel IDE controller, Nero 184.108.40.206
All are OK, but CD-RW writing quality is crap.
Media is a Plextor CD-RW 1-4x and a TDK CD-RW 4x-12x, both have the same results.
I`ve tried the stock firmware (1-01) but also flashed the original 1-02 firmware, still no luck.
Here`s some screenshots. (note that sometimes stops at 90% of scanning progress and I had to shut down the application, the same happens some times when you try to explore that CD or a DVDR-W).
It even makes my PC not responding cause an explorer fault.
The writing quality on CD-R is very good though (TDK -CMC magnetics).
The writing quality on DVD+RW is crap also, it seems it doesn`t go good at rewritable disks.
What to do?
Sure I`ll send that crappy drive back, but what to pick? Was it only a bad item or the whole production of AD-7173A is crap?
What other make (I can find LG GSA-H12LB and Samsung SH-S182M) can I take (I wonder about DVD riplock and good quality).
Except of them what else is good?