Got a 40125s with the ZS0k firmware.
I uninstalled all my CD stuff and reinstalled Nero 55914.
Now - CDSpeed (V1.0) wont even start the standard test - locks at “spin up” dialogue box.
Using CDSpeed’s burn test I get a progressive burn from 18x to 32x -reaches this at about 32minutes - then it falls sharply down to 8x :(. It then rises to 24x and stays there for the remainder of the disc.
If I then run the quality check , everything is fine up to the 32 -35 minute mark - where it comes across thousands of errors
I have Win2ksp3 - on an i845 board - using just Nero now.
The other problem I encountered is using Nero to write Svcds from my movie clips (encoded in TMPGEnc). If I let Nero create a VCD or SVCD it completes ok - but will not play in my PC or standalone.
If I use VCDEasy it is ok - as long as I burn under 20x - obviously encountering the same problem as CDSpeed - if I burn at 32x I get errors in the middle of the disk.
I only have one brand of media to try - Ritek based
/// Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2002, 16:11
Media : CD-R/RW media
Media : CD-R media
Subtype: Medium Type A, low Beta category (A-)
Disc(Matrix) Manufacturer : Ritek Co.
Recording Characteristics : Short Strategy Type (ex. Phthalocyanine type media)
Indicative Target Writing Power : 4 mW
Use : Restricted
Capacity (nominal) : 702.83 Mb
I should have other media tomorrow - but I dont intend to waste another 15 disks on this.
Can someone offer some advise