I just joined the CD Freaks community in the hope of finding some answers to my problem – after having read several of the postings on the matter, I did was suggested but to no avail.
A NEC ND-3500AG double layer burner running 2.C8 firmware
& RIDATA 2.4x Double Layer DVDs
Whether I use Roxio or Burn4free the drive cannot burn past 4 GBytes of data. I can watch it burn nicely and at a 4x speed all the way to the point where it has completely filled the first layer; then it pauses briefly, followed by a lot of spinning for maybe 10-20 seconds, and finally the bay pops open and I get an error to the effect that there was some problem with positioning. Repeated trial and errors have resulted in not-so-nice collection of shiny of more than 10 coasters already.
What am I doing wrong? Any and all suggestions and guidance will be greatly appreciated! Since this is all new to me, I would appreciate a step-by-step list of TODOs (assuming of course that there is a solution to the problem that I described above).