this is my first thread to this forum.
I’ll list my configuration:
Mother Board -FOXCONN NF4UK8AA-8EKRS nForce 4 Ultra chipset
Cpu -AMD Opteron 175 - Dual Core
Memory -TWINMOS Value 2x1024Mb DDR400
Hard Disk -2xHITACHI Deskstar 7K250 IDE 80Gb in Raid0
Sk Video -GALAXY GeForce 7800 GT 256Mb
Sk Audio -nVidia nForce4 Audio
Dvd Rom -LG DRD8160B
Dvd R/Rw -NEC ND-3540A
O.S. -Windows XP Professional SP1
My NEC 3540A dead a week ago (when attached the pc shut down 1 minute after boot.)
I had the possibility to try a Samsung SH-203B (firmware SB01) for some days (waiting to buy a new burner).
I attached it to SATA 0 port (the two hd in raid are IDE and the dvd -rom also).
If performed 3 burns with (whit different media Verbatim DVD-R 8x, DVD-R 16x and a Sony DVD-R 16x) but the quality was very poor.
The first two burns by NERO 7.10 and the last with Alcohl v188.8.131.5219.
I attach the scan (performed with the samsung itself (not the best scanner i know)) of two verbatim media.
The 3 dvd were unredeable on my table dvd player (with NEC i had no problems) only the Samsung itself red them and only the Verbatim 16x without stucking during DVD play.
I gave back the Samsung (was only leaned) know i wonders about reason of poor burns.
-was the SATA cntrl of nForce 4 Ultra not compatible with Samsung?
-was the burner defective (i had no possibility to try on other pc)?
-were software problems?.
What you suggest to replace dead NEC3540A?
Thanks in advance for your answers