Problem with 4x DVD+RWs



I have a problem with my 1300a drive that causes my +RW discs to have unreadable sectors. The discs are Verbatims 1-4x +RWs and I just read from Verbatims homepage that theres a chance that they won’t work with a drive that’s only capable of 2.4x writing and it seems that’s just happening with me.
I’m using 1.0B firmware, but could I do something to get these discs working with the drive? A firmware change?
This just pisses me of to deal with the problems due to new tech.
But anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated :slight_smile:

Almost forgot the disc identifier is MKM-A02-00+RW

and the media code is:

00000000 08 02 00 00 92 0F 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F …&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 4D 4B 4D 00 00 00 00 00 41 …MKM…A
00000020 30 32 00 39 23 00 94 79 64 02 20 00 9C 7A 6C 02 02.9#…yd. …zl.
00000030 20 00 9A 7B 68 02 20 12 12 10 E0 00 F0 00 00 00 …{h. …

they seem to be from a Mitsubishi fab


cmon guys, I think there should be someone with some insight to this…


The ND-1300A only supports write speeds of 2.4X on +RW media. Changing the firmware is unlikely to solve the problem. Perhaps its time to upgrade the drive or find a 2.4X media that will burn well in that drive.

A list of supported media can be found here


CompUSA has thrown the Memorex DVD+RW on sale for the past couple weeks (25 for $9.99). They are 2.4x MBI DVD+RW discs. Might be worth a try.


Thanks for the replies, but I paid some 280€ a year and half ago for this so I won’t be buying another for a while. And now I could get a 3500 for roughly 70€ so you can guess that pisses me of somewhat :a
Now if I only could get this drive changed for another 'cause it clearly states it works with DVD+RWs and it apparently doesn’t, but that could be hard after this time period :wink:


Well, I paid over $ 300 for my Plextor 708a and after three rma’s (calibration errors) I threw it away and bought a NEC 3500 for $ 80 (followed by a Benq 1620). But then, my first cd-writer was a lot more expensive. It’s just the way the opticals market works.