I have never owned a DVD burner until my recent purchase of the NEC ND2510-A. So far I have been very happy with it as I have had no problems at all in burning disks.
That said, I do have a few question, specifically regarding media to use, speeds to burn, and the quality of the burns. Please bare with me if you have seen these questions a million times before.
I currently am using Maxell media (Maxell DVD-R 4.7 GB (4X) - 635052) for my DVD burns and have not had a problem. That said, a good friend of mine is telling me to go with Ritek media, as according to him it is the best out there. Fine, not a problem. Well, I understood there might have been some issues with Ritek data at the ND-2510-A. So, I went ahead and upgraded my drives firmware from 2.15 to 2.16 compliments of this site.
Now that I have the updated firmware, what exactly did that do to help with Ritek media? Second, I currently am burning on 4X media at 4X speeds. If I go ahead and buy Ritek media, can I purchase the 8X DVD-R media and have it work with my NEC ND-2510-A? Lastly, if in fact I can purchase the 8X speed Ritek media AND actually burn it at that speed, am I doing so at the peril of decreased quality in the burning process?
Thanks for everyone’s response in advance!