I have always experienced slow write speeds with my 3500. I just flashed it with FW 2.18 SE firmware and still my average write speed was 6.5x. I’m using Memorex 8X DVD+R’s. I have an AMD AthlonXP 3200 with 512 megs of RAM. I have used several different types of media all with the same result. Thanks for any help!!
That sounds about right for 8x media-
In Nero CD-Speed test should start about 4x and finish at about 8x with around 6.5x average-
Nothing wrong with your 3500 - suggest better media though - my 3500’s both seem to prefer -R media rather than +R except for Taiyo Yuden 8x +R’s (burns at 16x with an average in the 11’s)
A 8x burn should take about 9:30 mins. So you can check if the burning speed is correct.
Welcome to cdfreaks The5Venomz
Feed your drive with propper DVD media and you will be able to exhaust full potencial out of your 3500 drive.
TY+R rock with the 3500.
How about the TY 8X-R on 3500?Anyone try it yet?
8x is the max. A burn starts off slow, and should peak around 8X, so the average of 6.5, as mentioned above, is fine.
Thanks for the replies…thought mine wasn’t doing it’s job!
What do you mean with “…thought mine wasn’t doing it’s job!” ?
Create a “DataDisc” in Nero CD/DVD Speed (F9) and post us a pic as I have done in my above post.
The Taiyo Yuden 8x -R’s burn at 12x with the average in the 8’s-
I did the data disk. I’m trying to upload the pic, but it says not a valid image. I changed it to a jpg and still same message.
Thanks.I tested the TY8x-R and it came up 12x but it took 20 minutes with original 2.16 firmwware.I’m a newbie with all this and waiting for my friend to help me with the firmware upgrade.The wait time is driving me nuts.
Can anyone help me here? I have bought Arita 8x (Ritek/Ricoh I believe). I flashed my drive with the 2.18 SE and still Nero only gives the options 2.4x and 4x. But no 8x :a . I can burn my Arita’s 4x SE at 8x tough… Anyone ideas?
Mine starts at 4.1X; after 20% burnt, it jumps to 6.2X; after 50%, 8.3X. I use RitekG05 8X DVD-R.
To TFX2005: forget nero tools. Only useful for device info and scan disc.
To p200002 Should I use different burning software? Hand over a link plz TIA
Nero is a great burning program… I prefer the sony 8x dvd-r’s over the tyo yuden… sony08d1 get great burns in the nec 3500 at 16x and around 5:45 for the time…
To TFX2005: to rephrase,
The result I got was from DVD Decrypter burning iso image. Nero Burning ROM always burns at 8X for my RiTekG05 -R 8X.
- Nero Bruning ROM and InCD are my favourite.
- Nero Info Tool is useful for “info” only.
- Nero Drive Speed is crap, show max DVD speed 6X!
- Nero CD/DVD Speed is useful only when you use it to scan disc.
I’ve been burning 8x media (khypermedia, Maxell, Imation, HP whatever Officemax has on sale) on my K-Hypermedia 8x+r. It burns a full 4.7 movie in 6:40. I just “upgraded” to a 3500 and it burns same movie same media (tried K-Hyp, Imation, HP) and it burns it at 10:30. Both say burning at 8x. I have 2.16 firmware, ried 2.18 but it was just as slow and didn’t release the rip lock. Wonder when K-Hypermedia is going to make a 16X, I’ll throw this 3500 in the trash and buy it.
how bout the 8x TY +R’s?